With news that the closure is likely to take effect before the end of this year (2016), fresh calls are being made and local councillor Ann Ritchie is seeking signatures for a petition she intends to present to the leader of Falkirk Council, Craig Martin.
Members of the public can add their support by signing a copy of the petition which is available at shops throughout Bo’ness, including the Ivy Tea Room and Oliphants in the town centre.
Local SNP councillor, Ann Ritchie, commented:
“The announcement of the closure of the Bo’ness One Stop Shop is the latest in a long line of terrible decisions by Falkirk Council’s Labour-led administration showing Bo’ness is no priority for them and their Tory colleagues.
“Following representation from the community, I along with the support of my SNP colleagues feel it is important that the community’s views are heard and that is why we have taken this action. We want this petition to demonstrate that the One Stop Shop is an important and key resource for the people of Bo’ness and needs to be retained; it is integral to delivering a vital service. At a time when town centres across the country are struggling, this decision by local Labour and Tory politicians puts the final nail in the coffin.
“I would strongly urge everyone in the local community to sign this petition to protect an important service for the people of Bo’ness.”