Solutions met for taxi and post office services

The post office will remain in the Postings for now
The post office will remain in the Postings for now

The Post Office at the Postings in Kirkcaldy is expected to open under new management following Easter Monday.

And it will continue to operate at that location, until a move to new permanent town centre premises is complete.

“This gives us more options - when Tesco shuts we thought we had nowhere else to go

Arthur Wyllie

Meanwhile, taxi drivers which worked a rank outside the store on Hunter Street have secured themselves new ranks at other supermarkets across town.

One will be located adjacent to Sainsbury’s at Fife Central Retail Park, another at the entrance of Aldi on Ferrard Road, between Aldi and Rejects on Cromarty Place and 30 metres from the door of Morrisons at Seafield Road.

Arthur Wyllie, secretary of Kirkcaldy Taxi Association said drivers had feared for their future when the supermarket’s closure was announced.

“That was a busy rank, with around 1500 hires a week,” he said. “This gives us more options - when Tesco shuts we thought we had nowhere else to go.”

David Torrance MSP had worked closely with members of the Taxi Association since February to achieve solutions and held meetings with the managers of Asda and Sainsburys. He also corresponded with the owners of Fife Retail Park, Morrisons and also the chief executive of NHS Fife.

He said: “Fife Council has given an assurance that the appropriate yellow lines will be in place at these locations at the weekend.

“I would encourage Fife Council to continue to offer support to lessen the impact of the closure of Tesco on the livelihood of the taxi drivers. I will continue to do all I can to help the association in the future.”