This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Post box locations'.

 
 
 
    April 2010 
 
 
 
Mr Steve Elibank  
Freedom of Information Unit  
 
2nd Floor 
By Email: [FOI #30684 email] 
Royal Mail Sheffield 
 
Pond Street 
 
Sheffield 
 
S98 6HR 
 
 
 
[Royal Mail Group request email] 
 
www.royalmail.com 
 
Dear Mr Elibank 
 
Freedom of Information Request 
 
I am writing in response to your request for information which was submitted online on 
12th March 2010.  We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of 
Information Act 2000.  In your request you wrote: 
 
“I see that you have released 
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/postbox_location_list_for_2009 a 2009 list of 
post-boxes. If this list has since been updated, please provide an electronic copy, under the 
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.” 
 
Please find attached an up to date list of all Royal Mail postboxes.  This information is 
extracted from Royal Mail’s central database of final plate data.  This is Royal Mail’s 
definitive source data for Postbox Collection Plate times which is used to measure 
collections performance for quarterly reports to the regulator Postcomm.   
 
Please note that this data is not used by Royal Mail to provide a central record of detailed 
postbox locations.  As such, some postcode or location details may appear to be incomplete 
or incorrect.  However, not all of this information is required for Royal Mail’s reporting 
purposes and there is therefore, no operational requirement for Royal Mail to update and 
maintain detailed location data for every postbox on this list.  However, the list does include 
all postboxes recorded on the current final plate database as at March 2010, and I hope 
therefore that this suitably answers your request.   
 
If for any reason you are not satisfied with this response, you do have the right to request 
a review. If you wish to do so please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send to 
Royal Mail Group Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered number 4138203. Registered office: 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0HQ. 
 
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Cont… 
 
the Head of Information Compliance, Royal Mail Group, Company Secretary's Office, 100 
Victoria Embankment, LONDON, EC4Y 0HQ. An internal panel will then review the decision, 
and you will be advised of the outcome. 
 
If you decide to appeal and are still not satisfied with our response you also have a right to 
appeal to the Information Commissioner at: 
 
Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Telephone: 01625 545 700 
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
John Cere 
Freedom of Information Case Officer 
[Royal Mail Group request email] 
 
Royal Mail Group Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered number 4138203. Registered office: 100 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0HQ. 
 
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