Postbox collections to be a bit earlier

11 August 2014

Postman-Pat Ah the humble post box. The long-time symbol of 'sending something like a letter or a small package', apparently no longer covers its costs.

So to try and combat that, the Post Office plan to bring forward collection times for 50,000 of them.

Some will have their late collections moved forward to 3pm from the traditional 4pm or later slot.

The rest of the 115,000 post box network will remain unaffected by the change.

Using a statement as their medium, Royal Mail said: “Rather than decommission uneconomic postboxes, while staying within the regulated density requirement, Royal Mail will ensure their viability by improving efficiency of its collections arrangements.”

However, it's not all doom and gloom, as 2000 new boxes are on their way out into the country, especially in rural areas, as Ofcom ruled that post boxes must be found within half a mile of 98% of UK households.

They chirped in with: “Ofcom recognises the need for Royal Mail to become more efficient so it can sustain a universal postal service that consumers value highly.”

TOPICS:   High Street News

1 comment

  • God
    Why bother?? Around here they still have an early and late collection, but then it just sits in the sorting office until mid evening, as they only sort it once per day.

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