Post Office and Bank closures

1 May 2024

Christine has raised the closure of several local post office and bank closures in parliament and called for better access to these essential services within her local communities, following her debate on access to Post Offices last year.

Most recently this includes Kirkliston Post Office and the Newbridge RBS branch, but also post offices on St John's Road and Duart Crescent.

The closure comes as part of a round of changes by RBS' parent company, NatWest, which will see 20% of their physical branches close their doors.

Christine says this will be "another blow" for the community, and will be contacting constituents to ask for their views.

She said, “I am deeply worried that this will be another blow to the community.

"Many residents have written to me with concerns about the closure of local facilities and community spaces, as well as cuts to bus routes, which will make it harder for my constituents to get to their nearest alternative branches.

 "We all know that banking is changing, but many older people especially rely on these local services to get by, and I am concerned they may feel more isolated as a result of closures. 

“I will be writing to residents to seek their views on the changes, and asking RBS to ensure that alternative arrangements are made so no one is left out."

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