Petition Launches Calling On Tipp Town’s An Post To Remain In Town Centre

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A petition has been launched by two local Councillors calling on An Post to ensure the Tipperary town Post Office stays in the town centre.

An Post announced on January 25th that it is to seek a private postmaster contractor to run the post office in Tipperary and indicated that it expected that a new location for the post office will be sought by the new Postmaster.

Sinn Fein Councillors Anne Marie Ryan and Tony Black have set up the petition on the My Uplift Platform.

The petition also asks that the new postmaster will continue to provide the current level of services as at the present retail Post Office on Grattan Street.

The petition stresses the findings of the Grant Thornton Report on the Post Office Network which highlights that the withdrawal of a Post Office from an area has a significant impact on the remaining businesses due to the effect on local footfall.

The petition also notes that any efforts to take the Post Office out of the town centre would be in stark contrast to what Tipperary town needs to support revitalisation.

Tipperary town also has demographics that mean more people depend on services like those currently provided by An Post, and therefore need easily accessible services.

 The petition can be found at this link here.