Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, was delighted to receive news from Royal Mail and local constituents of the success of a long-running campaign for a new post box serving the Fforest Coalpit area after the local post office closed several years ago.
A campaign for a new post box led by resident Llew Lewis and backed by Crucorney Community Council gained Nick’s support. Nick contacted Royal Mail’s Senior Public Affairs Manager, Michael Hogg, calling for a new post box serving the area, and after some months of chasing the matter, Nick was delighted to hear that the post box is now in place at the Five Cross Roads Junction.
In addition, more good news arrived from Royal Mail recently, confirming that the post box that had been removed from Llanvihangel Crucorney Station, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny has now been replaced following calls from constituents which Nick also supported.
Speaking today, Mr Ramsay said: “ This is great news for constituents, saving them the need to travel some distance to find a post box. In rural areas maintaining a network of post boxes remains very important especially where the post is still an important method of communication. Broadband may be slow in rural areas and many older members of the community do not use the internet so rely on postal services and the convenience of a post box reasonably close to their home.
“I’m grateful to Royal Mail for organising the new post boxes, and am sure they will be well used.”