19 Sep 2012

Bridgeton’s MSP, John Mason, has written to Royal Mail to demand answers about its plans to close the sorting office on Cubie Street.

Following reports in the Evening Times this week that the sorting office will be closed in January 2013, the SNP MSP has written to the Chief Executive of Royal Mail, Moya Greene, to demand answers about the lack of consultation carried out with the local community in the Bridgeton area.

Under Royal Mail’s plans the G31-40 delivery office is due to move to the Glasgow South East Delivery Office in the Cambuslang Investment Park in the new year.

Commenting, Bridgeton’s MSP, John Mason, said:

“This is deeply concerning news.

“A number of big questions remain outstanding, for example what local consultation was carried out with residents?  Has any consideration actually been given to the fact that public transport from Bridgeton to the Cambuslang Investment Park is practically non-existent?

“This is just a real concern for my constituents and I fear this hasn’t been thought through properly.

“Asking people to travel from Bridgeton to the Cambuslang Investment Park to pick up a large envelope is just a nonsense and I seriously hope the Royal Mail will pause and reflect on this.”