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.
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