Kyle service point is saved from closure

The threat of closure has been lifted from Kyle Service Point.

For the past year a review has been carried out into the Highland Council’s service point network — after the local authority shelved an original proposal to axe 23 of their 35 service point facilities.

The council’s customer service board, set up to carry out the review, is to recommend that the Kyle service point retain all of its current functions.

The review will, however, propose that services and opening hours be reduced in Broadford, Lochcarron and Gairloch.

It is proposed that at Lochcarron and Broadford the library and service point functions should be merged. Registrar services will be offered on a travelling basis by appointment.

Wester Ross councillor Audrey Sinclair, who chairs the customer services board, said: “I am pleased that Kyle Service Point will continue. It is obvious to those of us living in Lochalsh that it is an important and well used facility and should never have been on the ‘hit list’.

“I look forward to hearing from the people using the service points in Lochcarron and Gairloch as to what they think of the proposals. I would encourage as many to respond as possible.”

Customers typically use service points to access information on a range of council services, to pay bills, buy bus tickets and to register births, marriages and deaths.

 

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The Kyle service point was one of 23 earmarked for closure