Dumfriesshire MSP and MP Oliver and David Mundell have welcomed an announcement by the Post Office that a new Outreach service will be operated from Thornhill Library, once the Drumlanrig Street branch is temporarily closed on 12 August. While only operating on a Monday and Wednesday, the pair believe it will act as an important safety net while efforts to find a permanent solution continue.
Local MSP Oliver Mundell said: “In the circumstances, it is very welcome news that at least some Post Office provision will be made from Thornhill Library until a permanent resolution can be found.”
“With so many Post Offices under threat of closure, and particularly so in smaller towns and more rural communities, this commitment to maintaining access to services in Thornhill while a more long-term way forward is found will, I know, be appreciated by local residents.
“I will continue to make representations to the Post Office not just about the Thornhill PO, but also those other local branches in Eastriggs, Gretna and Georgetown which are currently under threat.”
David Mundell MP said: “This is a positive development and one I am pleased to welcome. It will ensure that Thornhill residents continue to have access to Post Office services within the town following the temporary closure on 12 August, and I am glad that the concerns of local people have been listened to on this occasion.
“The campaign to secure the future of other local Post Office branches will of course continue.”