Addressing a long-standing inconvenience faced by over a thousand residents, families, students, and local businesses in Orchard Park, Anthony Browne MP has successfully campaigned for the installation of a new post box in the area.
The need for a post box in Orchard Park was brought to Anthony’s attention at a meeting with the Orchard Park Community Council in November 2023. Anthony then wrote to the Chief Executive of Royal Mail as the prospective Member of Parliament for the newly created St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire constituency, highlighting the challenges residents faced travelling to neighbouring areas, sometimes as far as Histon, just to post a letter.
He urged Royal Mail to install a new box, citing the residential need and the relatively low impact on existing services, with Royal Mail personnel already required to travel into and out of the area to access boxes in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Royal Mail confirmed that, due to Mr Browne’s intervention, the process is now underway to install a new box at the south end of Unwin Square (on Chieftain Way). It is expected to take between 12 and 16 weeks to install, subject to compliance with regulations and the planning process.
Anthony commented: “I’m delighted to get my campaign moving with this small but significant victory for the local area. Orchard Park, a vibrant and growing community for the last 14 years, faced a glaring gap with the absence of a post box. This addition is not just a convenience but a symbol of the community's growth and the attention it deserves. I’ll be looking to build on this and asking residents what they feel they need to improve the quality of life in this slice of Cambridge.”
The installation of the post box is a testament to Anthony's effective representation and dedication MP to the needs of his constituents. This achievement is a step forward in enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Orchard Park and reflects a commitment to addressing local issues.