Reopen Castlepollard Social Welfare Office - 102 signed
I the undersigned demand that the Social Welfare Office in Castlepollard be reopened on a 5 day a week basis with a full range of services. The Social Welfare Office in Castlepollard was closed on Friday 8th April this year. There was no consultation or notice of the closure with the people of Castlepollard before it was closed.
The closure is a significant blow to all those who were depending on its social welfare services. Its also a blow to the economy of the town of Castlepollard. We are supposed to be a level 2 Key Service Town for this party of Westmeath, yet this this closure is another example of the state’s withdrawal from balance spatial development outside of Dublin. Castlepollard has already lost its Bank of Ireland and other business have been under threat.
Castlepollard is a great town in beautiful countryside. We need to build up the town and the services that are available in it to attract more people to the town. We commend the Castlepollard Local Development Group and the great work that they are doing. We will not allow the government to damage the progress that has been made.
- Such a loss to the people of Castlepollard and surrounding areas, a lot of people don’t have access to transport to get to Mullingar’s office
- I was the stupid thing that was ever done by closing pollard. Wake up and cop on it’s needed back open asap
- Lovely little village let’s give people hope that ar living there anybody can lose there job .so keep it open
- We hear Government ministers talking about Urban renewal. The need to leave their Bubble and go and see Towns and Villages dying on there feet
- Agreed in full
- Extremely important for the town, we need it open asap!!
- Should be kept open great service
- A much needed service that should be reopened 5 days a week ASAP.
- I live in castlepollard its badly missed
- The lady in that office was the only one who ever helped me, as a disabled customer needing support (things as simple as either large print or help filling forms). Without her being in her office there, I'm stuck ringing down to that helpline in Mullingar. No reason to expect it's improved since last time (when we were cocooning and there was a problem setting up the PUP - as in, no forms were available in large print) when the operative there told me how "inconvenient" my being disabled is, and when I got upset at that, told me "Well hurry up and die then". We need our local lady back. She was brilliant and she knew how to be Covid safe.