MP comments on St. Fergus Post Office changes

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Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has said it is imperative that St. Fergus retain access to its current range of Post Office counter services.

Dr. Whiteford was speaking following the announcement of proposed changes to Post Office opening hours in the village.

The Post Office will move from its current location to the village hall, a short distance away.

The days of opening have also been changed to Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 12 noon.

Commenting, Dr Whiteford said:“I’m pleased that Post Office management have secured the use of the village hall from which to continue the village’s Post Office service.

“A number of communities locally lost their Post Office completely under the previous London Government.

“St Fergus had its service downgraded but it is, nevertheless, an important and valued local service and I am keen to see that continue.

“I have written to the local community council in this regard but I’m also happy to hear from any St Fergus residents who may have concerns or suggestions about the new arrangements.”

A local public consultation on the changes runs until November 5.