Grangemouth is now a town without a post office

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

By James Trimble
Sunday, 4th April 2021, 10:16 am

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 at noon on Thursday, the nearest post office is now located in Polmont.

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.”

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

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The main Grangeouth post office in York Arcade has now closed its doors

The York Square branch was forced to close in September last year following a COVID-19 scare when it emerged two staff members were both being tested for coronavirus.

Thankfully they both subsequently tested negative and the post office re-opened a few days later.

The town had been reduced to one postal branch back in February when Post Office confirmed the closure – which it stated was temporary – of the service in the Spar store.

It stated: “Regrettably, following the resignation of the operator of the partner service and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use, the branch at 17 to 20 Charlotte Dundas Court, Grangemouth will be closing temporarily on Saturday, February 6 at noon.

“We would like to assure you we are working hard to keep any period of closure to a minimum.”