Last Thursday night/Friday morning, the post box in front of the Salon/Cafe/former Post Office was sealed.
|After making enquiries over the weekend & yesterday (Monday 4th April), Royal Mail’s Complaints Team have responded by saying that the post box is being removed at the request of the landowner.|
Royal Mail said they would have preferred to have had alternative arrangements in place before sealing the post box, or at least a public notice notifying the removal of the post box. It would appear that the landowner requested a quick closure & removal of the post box, which explains why there was not a notice.
FVCA are now waiting for another telephone call from Royal Mail’s Collections Manager, to discuss alternative sites. Royal Mail prefer post boxes to be half-mile apart; the now nearest post boxes are at Stoneybridge & Hanks Corner (near junction of Bournheath Road & Parish Hill). Planning consent would be required for any new post box.
Suggestions are needed for alternative sites that could be considered; ideally where people can pull up to; perhaps next to the waste bin (on footpath in front of the salon), in front of the village hall or at the entrance to the Recreation Ground, is there anywhere else?