Calls for post box in area of St John's for those who are "isolated"

CALLS FOR POST BOX: Councillor Richard Udall who wants a post box installed on the Earls Park estate3314676003. Picture by Paul Jackson

CALLS FOR POST BOX: Councillor Richard Udall who wants a post box installed on the Earls Park estate3314676004. Picture by Paul Jackson

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A CAMPAIGN is underway to get a new post box installed to serve an area of St John's.

The new housing estates at Earls Court and Kings Court are currently without a post box, and St John's county councillor Richard Udall is calling on the Royal Mail to install one.

He said: "The area does not have a post box and needs one.

"Earls Court is a new area with many residents who are isolated from royal mail services; yes they do get their daily delivery but have to walk or drive a considerable distance to the nearest post box in order to send a letter.

"I am calling upon Royal Mail to consider the area as a location for one of their new post boxes”.

The new housing estates, which are partly occupied but in places still under construction, will have nearly two hundred new homes built there upon completion.

Royal Mail has just announced that they will be installing two thousand new post boxes across the UK in areas which are currently under provision.

The estate does not benefit from a bus service and has no local facilities. An area for community use has been set aside by the developer, but nothing has yet emerged.

Cllr Udall said: “Sometimes the smallest of things like a post box can make all the difference, local residents have complained to me about the need for one and I agree with them.

"Not everybody has internet connection and I still feel sending and receiving a letter is much better than sending and receiving an email.

"However, small businesses, especially those run from people's own homes depend on the Royal Mail, a local post box would also help them to save money and time”.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: “We would consider the request to install a postbox in close proximity to the new housing developments at Earls Court and Kings Court. In the meantime our customers can use the nearest alternative posting facilities at Bromyard Road.”

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4:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Hwicce says...

It's all of 5 to 6 hundred meters to the one on the corner of Broadway Grove/Bromyard Road.

No wonder we have such a problem with obesity if they can't walk that far.
It's all of 5 to 6 hundred meters to the one on the corner of Broadway Grove/Bromyard Road. No wonder we have such a problem with obesity if they can't walk that far. Hwicce
  • Score: 26

5:48pm Thu 14 Aug 14

broken6 says...

If he knows there are no post boxes, why is he standing there with a handful of letters?

I have to agree that a 10 minute walk to a post box isn't that much of an ordeal. Surely in this day and age, sending letters is quite infrequent and could be combined with a trip to the shops for food. Or are the shops too far away and people are starving?
If he knows there are no post boxes, why is he standing there with a handful of letters? I have to agree that a 10 minute walk to a post box isn't that much of an ordeal. Surely in this day and age, sending letters is quite infrequent and could be combined with a trip to the shops for food. Or are the shops too far away and people are starving? broken6
  • Score: 18

6:47pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Piccolo says...

Does Richard Udall think pictures like this do anything to enhance his political image? Perhaps he needs advice from a PR consultant - as long as he pays for it himself, of course.
Does Richard Udall think pictures like this do anything to enhance his political image? Perhaps he needs advice from a PR consultant - as long as he pays for it himself, of course. Piccolo
  • Score: 6

8:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Bodger&Badger says...

This councillor is taking the mickey here, and today is April the 1st! There is a post box at the bottom of Bromyard Road, this really is not far, I've even seen elderly couples walking to this post box from Tudor Way, so the hill shouldn't pose a problem for younger persons.

No wonder Worcester is full of street clutter on the footways, with stupid comments from those in power, such as these!

On the bus service comment, this is entertaining! the number 30 stops round the corner in Tudor Way, it must be at least 5 minutes to walk there, even from the big houses in Kings Park (average walking speed is 3 miles an hour, not measured but if anyone wants to correct the 5 minutes to the nearest second your more than welcome!). I could also be wrong but is the bus stop i see directly outside Earls Park on Bromyard Road opposite the medical centre in the bus lane, a mirage??

I would also suggest those persons running small businesses from home get a call from the Council, as it would appear that they are in breach of the C1 planning class applicable to dwellings, in line with Worcester policy.

Most disappointed that he hasn't got his arms crossed in typical angry/concerned person for Worcester News article standard. :)
This councillor is taking the mickey here, and today is April the 1st! There is a post box at the bottom of Bromyard Road, this really is not far, I've even seen elderly couples walking to this post box from Tudor Way, so the hill shouldn't pose a problem for younger persons. No wonder Worcester is full of street clutter on the footways, with stupid comments from those in power, such as these! On the bus service comment, this is entertaining! the number 30 stops round the corner in Tudor Way, it must be at least 5 minutes to walk there, even from the big houses in Kings Park (average walking speed is 3 miles an hour, not measured but if anyone wants to correct the 5 minutes to the nearest second your more than welcome!). I could also be wrong but is the bus stop i see directly outside Earls Park on Bromyard Road opposite the medical centre in the bus lane, a mirage?? I would also suggest those persons running small businesses from home get a call from the Council, as it would appear that they are in breach of the C1 planning class applicable to dwellings, in line with Worcester policy. Most disappointed that he hasn't got his arms crossed in typical angry/concerned person for Worcester News article standard. :) Bodger&Badger
  • Score: 10

9:29am Fri 15 Aug 14

High Time says...

Definitely up for re election next year!
Definitely up for re election next year! High Time
  • Score: 5

5:23pm Fri 15 Aug 14

ACBLive says...

Basically what this all about is pre-election campaigning (What the Libdems used to do) create a little local difficulty about something obscure, keep banging on about it, get a post box erected then everyone remembers you did it (well that's the theory) truth is; no one could give a castlemaine 4x about any local issues - so it's obvious - the Labour vote in St Johns is slipping!!! But why a blue sweatshirt??? Is it to confuse the electorate to think he's a Tory or is he about to defect so he can become Mayor next year!!!
Basically what this all about is pre-election campaigning (What the Libdems used to do) create a little local difficulty about something obscure, keep banging on about it, get a post box erected then everyone remembers you did it (well that's the theory) truth is; no one could give a castlemaine 4x about any local issues - so it's obvious - the Labour vote in St Johns is slipping!!! But why a blue sweatshirt??? Is it to confuse the electorate to think he's a Tory or is he about to defect so he can become Mayor next year!!! ACBLive
  • Score: 2

6:03pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Hanskrankel says...

Tell him to open his eyes. He walks past the post box going to the chippy!
Tell him to open his eyes. He walks past the post box going to the chippy! Hanskrankel
  • Score: 6

12:27pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Bufton Tufton says...

"A Royal Mail spokesman said: “We would consider the request to install a postbox in close proximity to the new housing developments at Earls Court and Kings Court."

So the "big-man" hasn't yet been in touch with Royal Mail. Instead of his "I am calling", self publicizing article in the Worcester News, why dosn"t he get off his f** b** and write them a letter. The walk to the pillar box will do him good !
"A Royal Mail spokesman said: “We would consider[ ie, if we receive one] the request to install a postbox in close proximity to the new housing developments at Earls Court and Kings Court." So the "big-man" hasn't yet been in touch with Royal Mail. Instead of his "I am calling", self publicizing article in the Worcester News, why dosn"t he get off his f** b** and write them a letter. The walk to the pillar box will do him good ! Bufton Tufton
  • Score: 4

2:50pm Wed 20 Aug 14

earl's court crusade says...

If only Richard Udall ,Would reopen the Alley way ,between Tudor Way
and Earl's Court. Which has been blocked off. The people at Red row , king 's park and Earl's park
would have no problem of posting their letter to Dines Green Post office.
on a flat walk 10 min away .
If only Richard Udall ,Would reopen the Alley way ,between Tudor Way and Earl's Court. Which has been blocked off. The people at Red row , king 's park and Earl's park would have no problem of posting their letter to Dines Green Post office. on a flat walk 10 min away . earl's court crusade
  • Score: 5

4:42pm Wed 27 Aug 14

earl's court crusade says...

I Wonder if the Electrical company. knows that the Alley way ,is blocked off. and what a tip it is now. it used to be handy to walk though, to the field.
Doe's Udall know .
I Wonder if the Electrical company. knows that the Alley way ,is blocked off. and what a tip it is now. it used to be handy to walk though, to the field. Doe's Udall know . earl's court crusade
  • Score: 1

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