THE LOCAL Saint Vincent de Paul now has a dedicated telephone number. This is to enable the local conference and voluntary workers to respond quicker to calls for help in the area.
The intended practice is for each conference to have a telephone number of its own and this has now come to pass in the parish. Anyone seeking assistance should call 087-7023044.
Heretofore a call for help might have been made to the society and have to be relayed from Dundalk to the local conference, causing a delay in dealing with it. Now volunteers attached to the local conference will take turns to hold the dedicated telephone to receive calls and ensure they are dealt with as quickly as possible.
Notices will be posted in Centra in the Village Centre to inform and remind the public of the number.