A WEE COUNTY MSP has called on the Post Office to pull out all the stops in order to save the town’s only branch.

The Advertiser exclusively revealed last week that Little Greens was to close, with the future of the post office operations inside put under threat.

Indeed, the Mill Street store shut its doors on Saturday, citing an increase in costs and the decline in the number of High Street customers.

As of yet, no solution had been put forth to safeguard the existence of the Post Office unit, with officials appealing for businesses willing to house them to get in touch.

Following local bank closures, the Post Office also provided crucial banking services to local residents and businesses.

Keith Brown, MSP for Clacks and Dunblane, previously submitted a petition to the UK Government about the 2014 Crown Post Office closure and has submitted a motion to parliament highlighting the impact of the potential Post Office closure on Alloa and the local community.

There are also fears that Post Offices in Sauchie and Tullibody will be unable to cope with the increased demand for postal and banking services.

He said: “It is deeply disappointing to hear of the proposed closure of the Post Office and Little Greens Store, with the potential loss of jobs.

“I have written to the CEO of Post Office Ltd asking for a full update on the situation and for an urgent meeting to discuss how the Post Office may continue to service the community and put in adequate safeguards to protect current Post Office staff.

“They must do all they can to guarantee the future of Alloa Post Office and find new premises for the branch.

“Concerns have long been expressed locally about the closure of community Post Offices and the removal of their services having a significant impact on local residents and businesses.

“Folk were promised improved services and longer opening hours but now are now faced with nothing, forcing many to travel to neighbouring towns to access important postal and banking services.

“That is why it is vital that the Post Office guarantees the future of the branch in Alloa and I will continue to represent my constituents’ interests on this issue to ensure that this remains the case.”