morrisons’ post box
Rory has contacted Royal Mail to highlight the need for a post-box to be replaced at Penrith’s newly refurbished Morrisons supermarket. On a recent visit to the store Rory met with campaigners and discussed the need for a post-box with Store Manager Jackie Mills, who has already collected a petition of hundreds of names in support of the box.
Rory said: “Thousands shop at Morrisons each week. I was proud to visit the store, meet some of the hundreds of employees and hold a surgery in the cafe as well. It is one of Penrith‘s hubs, and I believe that there is a clear need to have a post-box here – after all, the store had a post-box before the fire, and it ought to be replaced. I have written to Royal Mail to support the campaign to return the post-box, and hope that this will help to speed things along.“
Guy Mason, Head of Government Affairs for Morrisons, said: “The post-box was extremely popular, and was a great help to many of our customers who have difficulty accessing boxes located in areas where it is difficult to park. We are offering to fund the new box, but need permission from Royal Mail. Rory’s help will be invaluable in getting this replaced as soon as possible.”
Rory is hopeful that Royal Mail will agree to replace the box and resume collections from the store before the Summer.