Windsor residents call on Royal Mail to replace letterbox
WINDSOR residents are to launch a campaign demanding Royal Mail replace a fallen letterbox after they apparently refused to do so.
Residents of St Andrew’s Crescent enjoyed walking to their conveniently located postbox until it was knocked down by a car two years ago.
The mailbox remained there for months until it was removed. Since then, residents have had to walk further to send their letters.
Windsor resident Brian Rayner said: ‘The age of the people who live up there [St Andrew’s Crescent] have one foot in the grave, and they don’t want to travel miles to post a letter.
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However, Royal Mail said it would not replace it. In a statement, a spokesperson said: “After careful review of usage data and the availability of other mailboxes in the region, we have decided not to install a replacement.
“We understand the disappointment expressed by some customers with this decision. Customers can find details of their nearest available mailboxes on our website at Services Near You | Royal Mail Group Ltd.”
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Residents said they would start a petition, urging Royal Mail to reconsider the decision and replace it with a new mailbox which honors the new King Charles III.
The publication date of the petition will be announced in due course.