Haddenham Bucks

Diminishing Mail Service?

Home » News » Diminishing Mail Service?
Postbox Notice 01

Dear Editor

I attach a photo taken today showing the notice attached to the Village Hall postbox. This shows that the last collection will soon be too early to post anything during the day, thus making 'first class' second class, and 'second class' third.

The Royal Mail statement supporting these changes states:

"We will ensure that there is a late posting box within half a mile of each postbox that moves to earlier collections. There will be clear sign-posting for customers on the relevant postboxes indicating where their nearest late posting box is. "

I haven't checked all the Haddenham boxes but the Fort End and Fire Station boxes bear similar notices. The Post Office box does not, which presumably means this will be the late(!) posting box — unavoidable if the Post Office is to function — but that will be more than half a mile from, say, the box at the south end of Sheerstock.

And, the notices refer the viewer to the plate for the location of the latest collection time for the area which is said to be the Aylesbury Delivery Office which could well be wrong twice, i.e. (1) if I am correct the local Post Office will be the latest and (2) Thame is nearer than Aylesbury anyway!

Following the loss of the 'Beehive' collection box, elderly residents will again be mostly hit.

David Morris

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Monkey Clothes for Women 03
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 21 Oct 10:00am

Did you see the recent Stacey Dooley documentary on BBC TV which highlighted the massive consumption of water that the production of cotton requires? It was truly shocking. You can catch a glimpse of the problem here.Such environmental concerns come on the back of recent public disquiet over the use of child labour...

Allotments 03a
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 21 Oct 9:45am

Now is the perfect opportunity to take an allotment with time to prepare the ground for next season. Plots are very reasonably priced with a year's rent at £18 for unit.11(5 pole) and there are currently plots available. If anyone is interested, please contact me on 01844 292544 or at haddenhamallotments@hotmail.comAlison WattAllotment...

Peter Shepherd_Organist 02
Mike Butterworth: Sun 21 Oct 9:30am

There are some things we can take for granted at Aperitif Recitals and they are that the wine, soft drinks and canap├ęs will be excellent but especially so will be the music. Peter Shepherd, the twenty three year old organist of the Collegiate Church of St Bride Glasgow, lived up to expectations during his recital at St Mary's Church on 18th October when he performed an attractive mixture...