Post Office staff lock themselves out of the store

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 00:52 on 12 September 2015


The Post Office in Teviot Walk opened a couple of months ago. Pic: Cumbernauld Media.

THE Post Office has issued a public apology after Cumbernauld’s main post office had to be closed because staff reportedly locked themselves out the back of the store.

Cumbernauld’s main post office, located in the Teviot Walk area of Cumbernauld Shopping Centre, was opened earlier this year after the crown office in Clyde Walk was closed.

Sharing a store with WHSmith, the new Cumbernauld post office is open between 8.30am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Evidently, however, somebody misplaced the office keys, forcing the store to be cleared of customers, and the shutters pulled down as a security measure.

Reportedly happening on Friday morning (11th September), the incident apparently caused little disruption in the eyes of customers, who have regularly complained of slow service on a normal day. 

Accounts of customers who were present at the time say that the WHSmith store had to “cleared” of customers, and the shutters rolled down after staff “locked” themselves out the back of the store.

The Post Office has apologised to customers for “any inconvenience” that might have been caused as a result of the mishap. 

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