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Royal Mail stops selected deliveries amid health and safety worries

4th November 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Postal workers at the Royal Mail have been told to boycott deliveries in Benfleet, Essex, due to uneven road surfaces.

It may persuade authorities to consider if safety signage is required for their roads, but homeowners in the community have complained that they were not given warning about the move.

Due to this, residents in the area will have to travel for almost an hour to pick up their letters.

A Royal Mail statement read: "We have reluctantly decided to temporarily suspend deliveries. This is because the private, unpaved roads in the area are in a poor state of repair... we will not compromise on the safety of our colleagues."

An article for the Matlock Mercury has reported that Derbyshire Council has gained national backing for its gritting proposals.

The authority has been supported by the Health and Safety Executive's Judith Hackitt, who has commended its efforts to clear roads.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800786514-ADNFCR

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