Post office 'working hard' to re-open a branch in Grangemouth

The town of Grangemouth has been left without any post office branches for over a month now – even though a replacement premises in the town centre is available.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 1:58 pm

When the post office branch in Grangemouth’s York Square closed its doors last month it left residents with nowhere local to go to post their parcels.

After the postal service in the Spar store in Charlotte Dundas Court vacated the premises earlier this year and the town’s main post office closed it’s doors the nearest post office is now located in Polmont.

At the time a message on the Grangemouth Post Office Facebook site stated: “We are relocating to a premises only 30 yards from our current premises. We will update you as soon as we can.”

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The York Square post office closed at the start of April meaning the town of Grangemouth has been without a post office branch for over a month

Before that on Wednesday, March 31 the branch stated it was closing from noon on Thursday, due to unforeseen circumstances.

It is believed the post office branch will be moving into a premises in York Arcade and has in fact been given the keys to the new branch by Falkirk Council and is ready to proceed with the changeover.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “We are working hard to restore Post Office services to Grangemouth as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the town of Grangemouth not currently having a Post Office. In the interim alternative branches include Woodburn Street, Polmont and Laurieston.

“While we continue to look for options to restore service at Grangemouth, we will also look to see if replacement branches can be found for Charlotte Dundas Court and Central Avenue, caused by the resignation of the operator.”