Bandon assured of future of their post office
There is no threat to the future of the post office in Bandon, An Post has confimed.
The current postmaster in Bandon is due to retire at the end of the year and speculation has been rife in the town as to what might happen to its post office.
However, a spokesman for An Post said it had already advertised the vacant contract and now has a number of applicants interested in taking up the position.
“We are planning to appoint a new contractor in the coming weeks. We are looking at having a new post office for Bandon and we have a number of contractors interested in this.”
The public could be assured, he added, that there was no threat to the future of the post office.
“There will continue to be a post office in the town. We hope to have appointed a new post office contractor in the coming weeks.
“Bandon is one of our busier post offices so there is absolutely no threat to the future of the postal service in Bandon.”
Last April, An Post indicated that more than 260 post offices around the country were considered to be no longer viable and may face closure.
An Post chief executive David McRedmond said at the time that if the company did not make the changes needed for the future, the system would collapse.
He had previously said that international comparisons showed An Post was one of the few national postal companies which still offered letter deliveries to every town, village and address every day.
Mr McRedmond also stated, however, that it was his ambition to ensure that every village of more than 200 people had access to a post office, adding that currently many communities had up to five post offices to choose in a radius of about 15 kilometres.
Inside the current post office at Bandon.