London SE1 community website

Postboxes sealed up after keys go missing

London SE1 website team

Several postboxes around Blackfriars Road and Waterloo have been sealed up this week after Royal Mail lost the keys.

Postboxes sealed up after keys go missing

At least four boxes – one in Baylis Road, another in The Cut and two in Blackfriars Road – have been closed.

"We can confirm that a small number of postboxes in the Southwark area have had to be temporarily sealed after the keys to those boxes went missing," said Royal Mail spokeswoman Sally Hopkins.

"The boxes were cleared before they were sealed so no mail was left inside.

"Royal Mail apologises to customers for any inconvenience this may have caused.

"We are working to replace the locks so we can reopen these boxes as soon as possible.

"In the meantime, customers can use other boxes in the area or drop off mail at any Post Office branch."

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
This article on a map
Map
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.