Fine Gael TD for Cork South West has received confirmation from An Post that a public consultation process is to be undertaken in advance of any potential reopening of services at Leap Village.
This situation has arise subsequent to An Post making the decision to formally termite the contract with the previous operator of the service. The consultation process will last for three weeks and interested parties who wish to make a submission are invited to submit their views on the matter to Frank Curtin, Retail Operations Manager, An Post, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork no later than 24th October 2014.
Deputy Daly said an “An Post” spokesperson has confirmed to him that Network coverage needs, the level of business at the office, customer access to service elsewhere e.g. travel distances and capacity of neighbouring offices to handle business while the office has been closed will all be considered.
Jim Daly concluded by saying “I am confident judging from the many concerned local people I have spoken with about this issue that a convincing case can be made to An Post to merit the reopening of services in the Village. I will be meeting with the interested parties in the coming weeks to ensure the stakeholders put forward the best possible submission that will demand reinstatement of the Post Office. On this note I will be making myself available at a Public Meeting to be held in Leap Community Hall on Monday the 13th of October at 8pm to assist with this process.”