Post Office closure blow for Selkirk
ONE of Selkirk's oldest businesses is set to close next month.
The Station Road Post Office has been trading for around a century - just yards from the town's former railways station.
But current sub-postmaster, Derek Wood, has decided to pull down the shutters for good.
The businessman has been behind the counter of the Post Office and newsagents for 19 years.
And, according to one local councillor, he will be sorely missed.
Gordon Edgar told us: "Derek is really popular with all of his customers and it will be a shame to see him go.
"It's also disappointing to see the Post Office go as it is in the perfect location and caters for the bottom end of Selkirk - there's plenty of parking and it is handy for so many people."
Derek will close his corner shop on Saturday, October 13.
Post Office bosses say that they will attempt to find an alternative service.
A spokesperson said: "Due to the imminent retirement of the subpostmaster at Selkirk, Post Office Ltd would like to reassure its customers that we are currently exploring a number of options so that we can continue to provide a service in the area.
"In the meantime, customers can access Post Office services at the main Selkirk Post Office in the High Street. "
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