No post de­liv­ered af­ter se­cu­rity con­cerns

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.