Postal supply returns to Eaglesham with the introduction of mobile service
The new mobile service will cover a range of locations in the west of Scotland and will be present in Eaglesham between 2.30pm and 3.30pm each Wednesday.
The new postal service will be located outside the premises of the former Eaglesham Post Office on Glasgow Road and is to be introduced on a temporary basis.
A mobile service is a traveling post office in a motor vehicle, with no fixed premises and it will start offering services in Eaglesham from this week.
Eaglesham has been without a functioning post office since September 2017 when the former postmaster resigned.
Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw welcomed the news that some form of postal service is being brought back to Eaglesham.
Mr Carlaw has also written to the Post Office asking that the organization seek to increase the frequency of mobile service presence in Eaglesham and to stress that efforts to secure a permanent solution for the local area must continue.
He said: ‘Postal supply in Eastwood has declined in recent years with closures in various parts of the constituency significantly damaging services to local people.
“There was positive news for residents of Clarkston in December 2020 when the old Post Office branch was re-established in Sheddens.
“It is now welcome to see some form of supply returning to Eaglesham, albeit on a temporary and limited basis with mobile service only in the local area for one hour a week.
“I have written to La Poste to re-emphasize the importance of seeking a solution that will result in the reintroduction of permanent postal services in the local area.
“I have also requested that during the period of operation of the temporary mobile service, the post office consider the extent to which it would be possible to increase its presence in Eaglesham so that local people can have more opportunities to access services.”