Missing Higherford post box to be replaced

Andrew Stephenson and new post box

Andrew Stephenson and new post box

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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.