Plans to relocate Edzell Post Office

Edzell Post Offce, 22 High Street.

Edzell Post Offce, 22 High Street.

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Proposals to relocate Edzell’s Post Office has been revealed, with plans set to increase opening hours and create an open-plan styled branch.

The current Post Office is sited at 22 High Street, and the proposal would see the branch relocated to The Wee Market Shop at 8 High Street.

A six week public consultation has been launched by the Post Office to give customers and interested parties their say on the issue.

The move would see the opening hours of the Post Office change from it’s current times to 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays - offering customers an extra 55 hours a week to access Post Office products and services.

Post Office Regional Network Manager for Scotland and Northern England, Suzanne Richardson said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Edzell and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

The consultation will close on October 2. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

Inveresk Community Council has confirmed that, as members of the community have expressed an interest in knowing more about the proposal, the subject will be added to their agenda for their next meeting on Monday, September 15, at 7.30 p.m. at Menmuir Village Hall.

If you cannot mange to attend a meeting but have any issues you wish to raise, you can contact the Secretary on 01356 622561 or the Chairman on 01356 648210. Further details about the community council can be found online at www.invereskcommunitycouncil.wordpress.com

Councillor Bob Myles has said he is “disappointed” by plans to move the post office.

He continued: “There has been no complaints about the opening hours of the current post office. It’s just going to end up being another empty shop on the High Street.”