Post of­fice staff move will de­lay work fur­ther

July 2009

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

VI­TAL UP­GRADES at the Ark­low Post Of­fice to make the building ac­ces­si­ble to all could be de­layed even fur­ther, ac­cord­ing to a town coun­cil­lor, if a tem­po­rary premises has to be sourced to­house staff while works are on­go­ing. Speak­ing to The Wick­low People this week Cllr. Miriam Mur­phy who has lob­bied on the is­sue for many years with Ark­low Dis­abil­ity Ac­tion Group voiced con­cerns that the works will not get un­der­way as soon as promised.

‘I was in­formed this week that the sort­ing staff will soon be moved to Emo­clew Road as ex­pected and that those negotiatio­ns are draw­ing to a close.

‘How­ever,upon speak­ing to An Post I got the im­pres­sion they are con­sid­er­ing mov­ing the re­main­ing staff out of the Main Street branch al­to­gether while the works are car­ried out and this could take months and months,’ she explained. Cllr. Mur­phy added that Ark­low has been wait­ing for far too long for this work to com­mence which has al­ready re­ceived plan­ning approval. ‘We were in­formed that the sort­ing of­fice move was the only thing hold­ing the process up and now there is a chance that a whole other premises will have to be used. It’s just crazy.Iam call­ing on the people of Ark­low to come out and sup­port the is­sue. ‘They need to write to An Post and high­light the im­por­tance of get­ting this done as soon as pos­si­ble,’ she said. Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager at An Post An­gus Laverty told The Wick­low People that a move to an­other site has not been con­firmed. ‘We may well need to go to an al­ter­na­tive site but this has not been de­cided at this stage. It has taken longer than we hoped to get the up­grades done but our aim is to have them com­pleted as quickly as pos­si­ble,’ he said.

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