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Crawfordsburn village post box is finally returned

North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne, local Crawfordsburn Residents and Councillor Stephen Dunne with the Box which has been returned.

North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne, local Crawfordsburn Residents and Councillor Stephen Dunne with the Box which has been returned.

A campaign by residents to have their post box returned to the Co Down village of Crawfordsburn has been successful.

There was anger in January when the post box was removed from outside the popular 400-year-old Old Inn at Crawfordsburn while renovations were going on at the property.

Royal Mail said the post box was sited on private land and was removed at the request of the landowner. Speaking in January, it added that the box would be replaced, but that it may take “up to six weeks”.

DUP MLA Gordon Dunne said that the box had been removed on January 28 “without warning” to facilitate building works at the Old Inn.

“No consideration was given to the fact that many senior citizens and others have been using it for many years in its original position,” he said.

“Thanks should be given to Crawfordsburn Service Station for providing a temporary collection point for mail since the removal.”

Mr Dunne said that due to work by him and Councillor Stephen Dunne, the box was re-installed yesterday as close as possible to its original position, he said.

 

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