A U-TURN on a promise to relocate a post box in central Brockenhurst is to be contested by the parish council.
Councillors had been told by Royal Mail that the box in Brookley Road – which was decomissioned without warning just before Christmas last year – would be replaced somewhere nearby.
However, the council’s latest meeting heard Royal Mail was now saying the restoration of the box was not necessary because the nearby Welcome store had a Post Office branch.
Members were not happy because coronavirus regulations limit the amount of people in the Welcome store at any one time, it is not designated as a “priority post box”, and many residents will soon be wanting to post Christmas cards.
Parish clerk Jim Bailey told the A&T that the council will be “pushing back” against the Royal Mail’s decision.