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Cumbernauld's MP turns queue buster; public invited to Post Office meeting

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:13 GMT on Wednesday, 8th May, 2013.
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CUMBERNAULD’S Labour Member of Parliament has waded into the debate about the future surrounding Cumbernauld’s main Crown Post Office. 

The Labour man’s intervention comes after a series of strikes by the Communication Worker’s Union over proposals by the Post Office to put certain branches into franchises, with 76 post offices in this situation, of which Cumbernauld is one.

The area’s Town Centre post office, on Clyde Walk, is on a list of branches which, if followed through by the Post Office, could see the town’s amenity shifted into a private franchise, where it would be partially privately owned. 

Now, however, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East’s Labour MP has said that queues are already lengthy and has called a public meeting so that the public can have their say. 

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The announcement follows a meeting between local MP, Gregg McClymont and the North Lanarkshire Trades Union Council, last week, which discussed the proposed closure of Cumbernauld's Crown post office and its removal to a shop.

The town’s MP, who also raised the issue in Parliament last week, believes that relocating the post office inside a shop or supermarket would leave customers facing even longer queues.

Commenting, Gregg said: “The queues at Cumbernauld Town Centre Post Office are already long enough. That's why I have called a public meeting next month to allow locals their say".

The public meeting takes place on Friday 10 May at 6pm in Muirfield Community Centre. All interested parties are invited. 

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