Clarkston Post Office has shut down for the third time in seven years after late notification was received that the branch at Eaglesham Road would close.
The branch closure is due to the resignation of the postmaster and the removal of services means Sheddens is again without a functioning Post Office.
The nearest alternative postal services for local residents are the Netherlee Post Office on Clarkston Road and the Fenwick Road Post Office in Giffnock.
The Clarkston Post Office previously closed in September 2020 before services were reinstated in December of that year.
The local area was also without a functioning Post Office for over a year before postal services returned in the early part of 2018.
Eastwood MSP Jackson Carlaw has made urgent representation to the Post Office to express concerns about the late notification of the closure and to highlight the importance of a prompt restoration of postal services in the local area.
The Clarkston Post Office closed at 2pm on Saturday 27th January.
Scottish Conservative MSP for Eastwood, Jackson Carlaw said:
“To only confirm the closure of the postal branch at Sheddens on the day before services would be withdrawn is deeply dissatisfactory and I have made my views on this situation known to the Post Office.
“The closure of the Clarkston Post Office will be a major blow for residents who need access to a functioning postal branch and there needs to be a concerted effort to quickly return services to Sheddens.
“Eastwood has continually suffered from damaging Post Office closures including in Eaglesham, at the Broomburn Shops, the Avenue Shopping Centre and now again at Sheddens.
“Services at Sheddens must be brought back quickly to avoid a repeat of what has happened in Eaglesham and Newton Mearns where temporary closures have in effect become permanent because of a failure to establish replacement branches in the local areas.
“In my representation to the Post Office, I have stressed that restoring postal services at Sheddens must be an urgent priority.”
Notes To Editors:
Link to Post Office letter confirming the closure of the Clarkston Post Office - https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/clarkston-g76-7dh-412832/
Jackson Carlaw MSP's letter to the Post Office attached.