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Glasgow postal reshuffle could see local delivery centres moved across city

11 Oct 2017, 09:46

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A DECLINE in letter writing and the rise of online shopping could lead to a reshuffle of postal services in Glasgow.

Royal Mail is looking at moving delivery centres around the city to accommodate a high volume of parcel deliveries.

Dougrie Drive's centre, in Castlemilk, could move across Glasgow to the office on Victoria Road.

As part of proposals, the operation for the Gorbals/Lauriston could also move to the G1-4 delivery office at Baird Street from the office in Victoria Road.

The moves, which are out for consultation with staff and union the Communication Workers Union (CWU), would see opening hours extended.

However, one postman, who asked not to be named, said the changes would increase traffic on the south side of the city and cause disruption for customers.

He said: "All this will do is give a headache to customers who have to pick up parcels from the sorting office will now need to travel from Castlemilk across to Victoria Road.

"It will have an impact on the environment as well as it will mean delivery drivers moving around and customers moving around."

But a Royal Mail spokeswoman said that customers who do not want to travel can arrange to have their parcels redelivered or delivered to another address.

She added that the postal service plans to introduce electric vehicles before the end of the year.

The Royal Mail said that if the moves goes ahead, detailed planning would take place before the change to operations.

There will also not be any job losses during the move.

Delivers will not be impacted by the changes, should they go ahead.


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