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Perryman


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Post: #1
05-09-2012 03:54 PM

The nearest 2 Post Boxes to me in Perry Vale have been closed.
I've no idea if this is permanent or just for the day.
Is this part of general cutbacks before privatization?

It is inconvenient.

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Snazy


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Post: #2
05-09-2012 04:17 PM

If it were permanent there would usually be a sign saying where the nearest is, and that there are not going to be any future collections. Is there no sign on it at all?

Prob just for painting or something. Not expecting a gold one are we ?

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Perryman


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Post: #3
05-09-2012 06:33 PM

The post boxes on Perry Vale (Bakers), Bampton Rd and Dacres Rd are all sealed. It says the nearest are in Silverdale or Woolstone Rd.
But no reason is given for the closures.

Maybe it is connected to the Olympics, but it would not surprise me if many post boxes are near empty at the best of times and their days are numbered.

Take note those on the wrong side of the tracks.
Your famous weekend leisure activity of all posting yourselves in the mail, maybe coming to an end.

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marianne


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Post: #4
05-09-2012 09:50 PM

The post box outside the Spa shop on Kirkdale has been sealed too.

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bigjulie


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Post: #5
05-09-2012 10:00 PM

Maybe they are going to be painted gold?

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nottinghillbilly


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Post: #6
05-09-2012 10:11 PM

the one outside WH SMITH by the station has been sealed alsoConfused

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Sherwood


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Post: #7
06-09-2012 07:37 AM

from the Daily Mail

"More postal workers joined an unofficial strike today as the Royal Mail started sealing post boxes because of a mounting backlog of letters."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z25fXIuLGf

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Snazy


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Post: #8
06-09-2012 11:51 AM

Good find, thanks for that Sherwood

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Jane


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Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #9
06-09-2012 03:36 PM

I am informed by the mail room where I work that the Daily Mail article dates from 2009 - it refers to Patricia Hewitt (Labour) as Secretary of State. The website puts today's date at the top automatically I understand.
So apparently no strike. Anyone got any other info? Apparently the postbox outside the post office is sealed and you are told to go into the WH Smith branch itself.

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Snazy


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Post: #10
06-09-2012 06:38 PM

I have popped a tweet off to Royal Mail about this, so lets see what comes back. Nothing on the website about it. Other than closures for the Olympics which this is clearly not.

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adavltd


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Joined: Sep 2012
Post: #11
06-09-2012 09:10 PM

According to the post office at WH Smiths, the postman lost his keys and they have all been sealed until the locks are changed.

I guess it's in case somebody finds the keys and starts going through mail...

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Snazy


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Post: #12
07-09-2012 09:27 AM

Can anyone tell me a couple of the locations of these boxes please? I am yet to see one.

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Londondrz


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Post: #13
07-09-2012 11:36 AM

The one outside Sainsburys. If I am right Snazy you walked past it this morning with your dog at about 10:15ish?

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Snazy


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Post: #14
07-09-2012 03:53 PM

Not me this time Smile
I did walk past the sealed one outside WH Smiths without my dog at about 10.15 though lol

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marianne


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Post: #15
07-09-2012 04:05 PM

There is a postbox inside Sainsburys too. Collections at 4.30pm each day.

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blushingsnail


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Post: #16
07-09-2012 04:58 PM

The one in Shipman Road near the corner shop had a sign saying it would be sealed until 11th (or might have been 12th) September.

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MightyMouse


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Post: #17
07-09-2012 06:31 PM

Yup, inspired by this thread I had a look at the one outside WH Smith whilst I was waiting at the crossing and it has a hand-written notice on it that it will re-open on the "11/12 September".

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