Ian Murray MP Working Hard for Edinburgh South
After a long and protracted process to franchise the well-used Morningside Crown Post Office, Post Office Limited have finally brought forward a proposal to merge Morningside and Brunstfield Post Offices.
The new location of the merged service will be at 28-30 Morningside Road (the former school uniforms shop).
A statutory consultation has been launched on the proposals by Post Office Limited.
For further information and to participate in the consultation please visit the Post Office Consultation Hub via the link below:
I also believe customer information materials will also be available in branch.
Following many local people contacting me about the franchising proposals, I ran a campaign against this as it could have resulted in the closure of the Morningside branch. The petition gained over 5,000 signatures and it was presented to the House of Commons.
This latest merger means that as of next year there will be 6 Post Offices in Edinburgh South, down from 9 in 2017. This is unacceptable.
Whilst the overall provision in the constituency has undoubtedly been reduced, and we would have preferred to see improved services at the current site, I am pleased that the Post Master, Mr Joulak, at Bruntsfield Post Office has stepped in to provide a valuable service to the local community. He has run the Post Office in Bruntsfield for many years and I know he is passionate about ensuring there is a good local Post Office service for local people.
I spoke to him about his plans and he asked me to include a short statement from him to local people.
Mr Joulak said:
“I really care about this local community and have served it for many years. The Post Office have been supportive but it was simply not economically viable to provide the service in the current premises. The new premises will be state of the art and I am committed to providing the best Post Office services for the local community in a convenient location that endures for may years to come.”