Alex Neil MSP
Community representatives are working to restore Post Office services to Greengairs after the village’s provision closed in December.
Local politicians and PO staff are trying to find premises and an operator to ensure that local residents no longer have to travel to Glenmavis or even into Airdrie town centre.
One suggested location could be the village’s community centre.
Maria Donovan, the community council chair, said of the service: “It’s a tremendous loss to the village, especially for elderly people. They’ve really been hit the hardest, along with mums who have young children and who don’t have cars.
“They now need to take the bus to Glenmavis or Airdrie so it’s important to get the service back up and running.”
Airdrie North councillor Sophia Coyle told the Advertiser: “Alex Neil and I contacted the Post Office after the previous place closed down and they know they still need to have a presence in Greengairs.
"They’re looking to see what’s feasible and I’m hoping we should hear something soon as it has a big impact on people.”
MSP Alex Neil added: “People badly need their local post office and we’ve suggested that premises would be available.”
A Post Office spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the closure of Greengairs Post Office and we areworking hard to restore services to the area as soon as possible.”