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Leixlip Residents Voice Concerns Over Proposed Relocation of Post Office

Echoing Curran's sentiments, Councillor Nuala Killeen noted the heightened anxiety among locals regarding the proposed relocation.

Locals in Leixlip are raising alarm over a proposed plan to relocate the village's Post Office to Barnhall, sparking apprehension among residents about the potential impact on the community.

In a statement to Kfm this afternoon, a spokesperson for An Post said they can can confirm the Postmaster is looking at the possibility of moving to a new site but "cannot make any further comment".

Currently situated at the heart of the village on Main Street, the Post Office serves as a central hub for various services, catering to the needs of residents across Leixlip.

However, the proposed move to Barnhall has ignited fears among locals regarding accessibility and convenience.

Expressing dismay over the potential relocation, Leixlip resident Linda Curran emphasised the pivotal role the Post Office plays in the community.

Curran highlighted concerns that relocating the Post Office could lead to a significant decline in foot traffic, estimating a potential 50% drop in visitors to the area.

She underlined the indispensable nature of the Post Office, particularly in an era where banks are increasingly transitioning to cashless operations.

For many residents, the Post Office remains a lifeline, offering essential services that are relied upon by a significant portion of the community.

Echoing Curran's sentiments, Councillor Nuala Killeen noted the heightened anxiety among locals regarding the proposed relocation.

Killeen emphasised the importance of maintaining vital community services within easy reach of residents, citing the Post Office as a cornerstone of the local infrastructure.

She said she has been in contact with the Post Office and that moving it would be a "massive blow" to the area.

KFM has contacted An Post for comment.

 

 

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