No post delivered after security concerns
POSTAL staff are refusing to deliver mail to a block of flats in Perth due to safety concerns.
The Royal Mail has confirmed it is no longer delivering to all properties at St Catherine’s Square, Old High Street, following security concerns raised by a female postie.
Instead, they are asking tenants to travel to the Edinburgh Road delivery office to collect.
Tenants have slammed the move claiming they are missing important messages, including hospital appointments.
They claim the situation has been compounded by Perth and Kinross Council setting up alternative mail boxes in the square but then removing them after many became vandalised.
A Royal Mail spokesman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience but the security of our people is paramount to Royal Mail. We will be carrying out another health and safety review in the very near future.
“We were delivering to a bank of post boxes but these are no longer in use because they have been vandalised.”
Meanwhile, a council spokesman said: “We installed individual mailboxes at the bottom of each stairwell. Following recent feedback from residents that these mailboxes were no longer being used, we took the decision to remove them so that the normal mail delivery service could resume.”
Matthew Martin, 38, who has lived in St Catherine’s Square since March, claims only about five of the 52 properties receive mail.