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Royal Mail had warned residents about a possible delivery suspension

The Royal Mail have suspended the delivery of mail in two roads in Stoke-on-Trent.

They say they had raised their concerns to residents as the local authority state that the responsibility for the pavements laid with the residents.

They have released this statement:

"It is always a last resort if we decide to temporarily suspend deliveries in a particular location."

"In this particular case, we have temporarily suspended deliveries to addresses in Maryfield Walk and Rogerstone Avenue area of Penkhull, Stoke on Trent, because of the very poor state of the pavements in the area."

"We previously raised our concerns with residents about the safety risk posed, having been informed by the local authority that the maintenance of the pavements was the responsibility of the residents, but to date these haven’t been addressed."

"We carried out a further risk assessment last week and the paving clearly posed a safety risk. We have a duty of care to our postmen and women, we are not prepared to compromise on the safety of our colleagues."

"Their mail is currently being made available for them to collect from the delivery office in Stoke-on-Trent."

– Val Bodden, Royal Mail spokesperson

Postmen banned from homes due to safety risk

People are having to travel three miles to collect mail due to uneven pavements Credit: ITV Central

Residents in Stoke-on-Trent are being forced to travel three miles to collect their post because uneven slabs outside their homes are considered a safety risk. The Royal Mail has suspended deliveries to two roads in Penkhull after raising concerns.

And homeowners are being told because they own the paths they must pay for repairs.

Royal Mail want to take action if workers attacked by dogs

200 postmen and women were attacked in the West Midlands between April last year and this year Credit: ITV Central

The Royal Mail says it wants to take legal action against owners of dogs that attack its postal workers. 200 postmen and women were attacked in the West Midlands between April last year and this year.

The move follows a report by a former high court judge which recomends tougher legal sanctions against owners of dangerous dogs.

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Finishing touches to Lowdham postbox celebrating Richard Whitehead's gold medal

Postbox in Lowdham near Nottingham has been painted gold, celebrating Richard Whitehead's medal
Postbox in Lowdham near Nottingham has been painted gold, celebrating Richard Whitehead's medal Credit: ITV Central

The finishing touches are being put on a postbox in the village of Lowdham near Nottingham, celebrating Richard Whitehead's success at the Paralympic Games yesterday. Richard won the gold medal in yesterday's (1 September) Track Men's 200 metre final.

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