Luke has launched a campaign this week to get a post box back in Plymouth’s Stoke village. The post box which had previously been located in the centre of the village has been removed by the Royal Mail, shortly after the village’s post office closed down. Luke kicked the campaign off with a video in which Councillor Jemima Laing and Labour candidate Sally Cresswell join him to explain why post boxes are an essential part of a community like Stoke.
Luke Pollard MP said:
We want to see a post box put back in Stoke village to support this thriving part of our city.
Every busy community deserves its own post box. Elderly people cannot be expected to travel long distances just to post a letter. Many residents have already told me that the lack of a post box here is a big inconvenience.
Councillor Jemima Laing said:
We’ve been stopped a number of times by people telling us that the alternatives that Royal Mail have suggested are just not good enough – they’re too far away.
Sally Cresswell, Labour candidate for Stoke, said:
A post box for a local community is absolutely essential, so that people can simply drop their letter off and not have to travel too far. Not even to mention people who might just simply be coming to the village expecting to find a post box and find that not only is there no post office, there’s not even a post box.
You can click here to watch Luke’s post box campaign video with Jemima and Sally.