Local councillors, residents, and businesses have welcomed the installation of a new post box at the Nag’s Head Shopping Centre, Holloway Road, after a successful campaign by local councillors and the Nag’s Head Town Centre Management Group.
Following the closure of the Crown Post Office at Nag’s Head, local Finsbury Park councillors contacted Royal Mail to call for a new post box to be installed in the local area. After receiving a positive response to this request from Royal Mail, the post box did not materialise.
With the support of the Nag’s Head Town Centre Management Group, supported and co-ordinated by Islington Council, councillors lobbied Royal Mail alongside local businesses to call for a new post box to be installed as soon as possible. At the start of September the post box was installed on Holloway Road.
Cllr Gary Heather, Finsbury Park ward, said: “I was disappointed at the closure of the Crown Post Office at the Nag’s Head Shopping Centre, but I am really pleased that Royal Mail has now re-provided a post box nearby. The post box is such an important public service for residents, shoppers and businesses in this busy town centre area.”
Local resident, Linda Vass, from nearby Manor Gardens commented: “The new post box is a well needed improvement since the Post Office closed. It is such a long way to another post box. It's a no-brainer there should be one here.”
Local resident, Jeanette, added: “I am really delighted with the new post box. It is a vital service, especially for older people, who still like to keep in touch with friends and family by writing them letters. Without an accessible post box to post their letters some people would feel cut off and isolated.”
Sharon Black, the Manager of Selby's department store on Holloway Road, added: “The new post box is a big benefit to local businesses and their employees and customers. Since the Post Office closed it has been much harder to get to a post box, and thankfully now that inconvenience has been removed.”
Pictured - Cllr Gary Heather, Michael Calderbank (Town Centre Development Officer), and Sharon Black, the Manager of Selby's department store.