From: Frank Bond, Chairman, Moss and District Parish Council.
WITH reference to your Editorial headline ‘Rural indifference’ (The Yorkshire Post, September 25) and Lorna Macdonald’s letter (September 27) on letter writing, it would appear that the Royal Mail is trying its best to shoot itself in the foot.
In April, the letter box in Fenwick was stolen and reported to Royal Mail.
Subsequently, on contacting Royal Mail to enquire when a replacement would be installed, we were informed “the current facilities in the area already meet our requirements and a new post box isn’t warranted”.
The stolen post box, when first installed, must have been deemed “ warranted” to serve the 26 properties that existed in Fenwick.
Since then a further 24 properties have been built, but now it is not deemed warranted.
The nearest post boxes are between two and three miles away and, since we do not have any public transport, it is necessary to get the car out to go and post a letter.
While the Royal Mail is satisfied its criteria has been met, ours certainly hasn’t!
Rural indifference seems to be supported by the Royal Mail but letter writing is not!