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Lichfield’s MP has welcomed the news that a village will once again have a post box.

The original Royal Mail facility in Longdon was lost when the Post Office closed in the area.

Michael Fabricant

But Conservative MP Michael Fabricant said a campaign to reinstate a postbox for villagers has been successful.

He said: “When the Post Office in Longdon was closed, the post box closed with it.

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“I was contacted by Longdon Parish Council about this and, working with them, contacted Rico Back, the chief executive of Royal Mail in London.

“I pointed out that villagers would have to risk life and limb crossing the busy A51 and then walk some distance if they wanted to post a letter or they would have to drive into Lichfield or Rugeley.

“This was completely unacceptable.

“But we have a result. A replacement post box will now be installed on the corner on the corner of Brook End and Church Way.

“So my thanks to Royal Mail and Longdon Parish Council who first drew this to my attention.”

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

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