Angus MP Mike Weir has called upon people in Timmergreens to take part in the consultation launched by Post Office Limited to move their post office.
Commenting on the proposal to move the existing Post Office to the RS McColl store Mr Weir said: “This is the latest proposal from Post Office Limited to change post office services in Angus following upon recent proposed changes in Brechin, Edzell, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Westmuir.
“Yet again this has come out of the blue, with no prior notification or consultation with the community.”
Mr Weir continued: “Post Office Limited insist the number of changes in Angus is coincidental but it is beginning to feel that our post office services are under siege.
“There have been substantial changes already and if all the latest go through the system will be unrecognisable from that which existed prior to the privatisation of Royal Mail and the establishment of Post Office Limited as a separate company.”
“Whilst the move a few doors along of the Timmergreens office may turn out to be less controversial than many it is vitally important that all customers in the area look closely at what is proposed and make representations to Post Office Limited if they have concerns. Consumer Futures will also look at all changes from the consumer point of view.”
The MP added: “Since the changes made on privatisation the consultation is the only means of influencing the decision since Ministers have now washed their hands of the Post Office despite the fact that it is public money that is financing the current ‘transformation’ programme.