Southport’s Post Boxes Get A First Class Makeover September 25th, 2016 admin Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Adam Brown, Mail Processing Unit Manager at Southport with Councillor David Barton, Councillor for Sefton. Southport’s Post Boxes Get A First Class Makeover Royal Mail has announced completion of the re-painting of around 100 post boxes across Southport. The Universal Postal service provider, which celebrates its 500th anniversary this year has painted boxes across the town, including Churchtown, Blowick and Birkdale. The programme is part of a continuous programme Royal Mail operates to maintain its estate of approximately 115,000 post boxes throughout the UK. Adam Brown, MPU manager, Southport said: “We hope that the people of Southport agree with us that the town’s postboxes now look a lot smarter. This is an important year for us, celebrating the Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary, and working in the community in this way is very important to us.” Cllr David Barton for Sefton is a campaigner for the regeneration of Southport. Cllr Barton said, “These repainted boxes make Southport quite literally a brighter and better place. Taken together, it is small changes for the better which give residents a sense of civic pride. I’m sure everyone in Southport will welcome their freshly painted mailboxes.” 2016 commemorates 500 years since Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke, the first Master of the Posts, in 1516. Tuke had the influence and authority to establish key post towns across the country and build a formal postal network. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!