Missing Higherford post box to be replaced

Andrew Stephenson and new post box
Andrew Stephenson and new post box

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and Barrowford borough councillor Tony Beckett have welcomed news from the Royal Mail that a post box on Gisburn Road, Higherford, will be replaced.

The old box had been missing after BT removed the telegraph pole it was attached to, without putting out a notice to local residents.

The MP contacted Royal Mail which has assured that a replacement is on its way and that they are now looking for a new site nearby.

Mr Stephenson said: “Local residents got in touch worried about the missing box and to complain about the inconvenience. I welcome the swift response from the Royal Mail who have committed to sorting the problem out.”

Until the new box arrives, the nearest alternative is on Stone Edge Road, Higherford.