Leitrim County Councillor, John Ward, has welcomed the decision by An Post to review their seating arrangements for certain people with disabilities at local post offices in the South Leitrim area.
This morning (Tuesday, September 18th), Cllr Ward met with Peter Gillispie, Retail Operations Manager for An Post based at Sligo GPO, at Deputy Tony McLoughlin’s office in Sligo.
Cllr Ward outlined to Mr Gillispie the many representations he had received in particular from elderly people who found it difficult to stand in long queues. The Leitrim County Councillor pressed An Post to provide limited seating for these people and others with disabilities.
Mr Gillispie agreed to review seating arrangements at local post offices and agreed that some limited seating could be provided however in Carrick-on-Shannon Post Office.
Cllr Ward welcomed this proposal and he was further informed that Rooskey Post Office will have new permanent facilities early in 2013 where seating for elderly and disabled persons would be provided for.
Cllr Ward is now appealing to the general public to ensure that these new facilities are respected and left vacant for the appropriate persons as they will be limited.
“I am thrilled at last to see a breakthrough on this issue following a protracted campaign at local level and through my motion at Leitrim Co Council level and I want to thank An Post and Deputy Mc Loughlin for their assistance in resolving this matter,” he added.
Fine Gael Deputy, Tony McLoughlin also welcomed the decision by An Post.