Plea for retention of Post Office service

Local MP Danielle Rowley and Leader of Midlothian Council Cllr Derek Milligan are appealing to local businesses in Bonnyrigg to consider providing a Post Office service, following the resignation of the current Bonnyrigg postmaster.

Ms. Rowley and Cllr Milligan met with the Post Office’s External Affairs Manager Mark Gibson on Wednesday (19th September) who stated that despite initial interest from some local business people, no one has come forward to take over the Post Office service. The suspension of services will take place on Friday 28th September, with the nearest Post Offices in Eskbank and Dalkeith.

Danielle Rowley MP said: “I would ask that local businesses in Bonnyrigg consider taking on the Post Office service. On top of RBS closing earlier this year, and the Bank of Scotland in Bonnyrigg withdrawing their counter and coin services, the absence of a Post Office in Bonnyrigg will be widely felt by the community.”

Cllr Milligan said: “There are a number of operators in Bonnyrigg that would be well placed to take over the Post Office service – I urge them to contact the Post Office to explore this possibility.”