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Mail Collection Reforms Announced

Friday 8th August 2014

Royal Mail has announced planned changes to collection times for thousands of mail boxes across the UK.  


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Royal Mail are moving ahead with plans to bring forward collection times across Britain. These changes will include a new policy of mail being picked up by staff during daily deliveries.

Between 40,000 to 50,000 post boxes will have earlier collection times of 9 am to 3pm but with the provision of late post collection boxes within half a mile. 

Royal Mail plans to keep its estate of 115,500 post boxes and has reaffirmed that it is compliant with Ofcom’s requirement that 98% of all households are within half a mile of a post box.

It has also been announced that areas of under-provision such as rural locations in Scotland and Northern Ireland will receive 2,000 new boxes under the changes.

Royal Mail has said: "Rather than decommission uneconomic post boxes, while staying within the regulated density requirement, Royal Mail will ensure their viability by improving the efficiency of its collections arrangements."

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