Moray SNP News
MORAY MSP RESPONDS TO TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BURGHEAD POST OFFICE09/01/2023
The Post Office has written to Richard Lochhead MSP confirming that Burghead Post Office is set to temporarily close on Monday 30th January and will only reopen if it receives a suitable application from a retailer looking to run the local branch.
Mr Lochhead has asked the Post Office whether it will consider setting up a mobile service in Burghead – similar to arrangements in other local communities without a permanents service – during the period of temporary closure.
Commenting Moray’s MSP Richard Lochhead said:
“I know that many in the Burghead community will be concerned by the temporary closure of the local post office, and as is always the case there will be a fear that the service may not reopen again.
“The Post Office has offered assurances that it is committed to providing a service in Burghead and is actively looking for a new postmaster to run the service.
“I’m aware that in some other Moray communities, the Post Office has managed to secure a mobile service once a week and I’ve asked whether this could be looked at for Burghead as a temporary solution, until such times as a permanent service reopens.”
More information on the temporary closure can be found here: https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/burghead-iv30-5tt-168801/