Jersey to lose 25% of its postboxes

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More than a quarter of the island's postboxes will be closing by the end of September, says Jersey Post.

The firm is phasing out 51 of its 178 postboxes but said there will be five new boxes added or relocated.

Jersey Post director of operations, Andy Jehan, said a review of its collection service found some boxes only got five pieces of mail a day.

He said mail volumes had significantly decreased year-on-year and there were alternative postboxes nearby.

Mr Jehan said: "Through this investigation process, we have spotted opportunities to improve local mail delivery and widening the window for post getting off-island same day.

"Our postal workers are currently driving to the edges of the island on a basis that means they often visit empty boxes."

He said closing the boxes would free up resources, control costs and will have environmental benefits.

He said collection times and frequency would also be affected by the changes.

Mr Jehan said there would be fewer collections from some boxes, and new collections from sub-post offices so mail can leave the island the same day.

From 19 August, there will be new boxes at Elizabeth Avenue, St Brelade's Bay and Mont Gras D'Eau in St Brelade.

By the end of September, there will be other new ones at Haute Croix in Trinity and Faldouet and Anne Port in St Martin.

Mr Jehan said at the end of the project, Jersey would still have "nearly three boxes per square mile".

Box name Date closing Nearest alternative

Greve de Lecq

22 July

Leoville

Val de la Mare

22 July

Five Mile Road (Jersey Pearl)

High Street

22 July

St Brelade's Parish Hall

Ouaisne

22 July

Route de Noirmont

Corbiere

22 July

La Sergente

St Catherine

22 July

Faldouet

Mont Au Pretre

22 July

Augres

Bonne Nuit

22 July

Mont Mado

Bel Royal

22 July

Millbrook (Benests)

Longueville Court

22 July

Postal HQ, Rue des Pres

Pied de la Rue

22 July

St Clements Church

Mont Pinel

22 July

Roseville Street

Albert Quay

22 July

Castle Quay or Elizabeth Terminal

Mont Cochon

22 July

Landscape Grove

Le Rondin

19 August

St Mary's Church

Les Hureaux

19 August

St Ouen's Sub Office

Le Marais

19 August

St Ouen's Church

L'Etacq

19 August

Five Mile Road (Jersey Pearl)

Vinchelez

19 August

St George's Church

Beaumont Village

19 August

Beaumont Sub Office

St Aubin Sub Office

19 August

St Brelade's Parish Hall

Mont Au Roux

19 August

La Frontiere or St Brelade's Parish Hall

Ravencliffe

19 August

St Brelade's Parish Hall

La Pulente

19 August

La Sergente / La Moye

Mont Fondan

19 August

La Sergente / La Moye

Airport (Arrivals Hall)

19 August

Airport Departure Hall

St Cyr

19 August

Sion / St John's Village

Living Legend

19 August

Pierre de Bessiere

Pierson Road

19 August

Cheapside

New St John's Road

19 August

Cheapside

Rouen

23 September

Eden Chapel / Maufant Village

Les Landes

23 September

Faldouet

Greencliffe

23 September

Rozel Mill / Rozel Harbour

St Martin's Arsenal

23 September

Durrell

La Hougue Avenue

23 September

Sion Village / Chestnut Farm

Grouville Arsenal

23 September

Rue des Pres postal HQ / Grouville Church

Gorey Hill

23 September

Gorey Village Sub Office / Gorey Pier

Gorey Village

23 September

Gorey Village (Sub Office)

La Rocque Chapel

23 September

La Rocque / Grouville Filling station

Le Bourg

23 September

Pontac Sub Office

Pontac

23 September

Pontac Sub Office

Constancia Lodge

23 September

St Clements Church / La Hocq

Havre des Pas

23 September

Marrett Road / Roseville Street

Green Street

23 September

Marrett Road / Roseville Street

Rouge Bouillon

23 September

Val Plaisant Sub Office

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