Complete Post Box list for the whole of the 'IV' (IV1-56) postal area, including times, box type and collection plate codes.

John Gow made this Freedom of Information request to Royal Mail Group Limited

The request was refused by Royal Mail Group Limited.

From: John Gow

10 December 2009

Dear Royal Mail Group,

I made a request for a complete post box location list supplemented
with box and collection plate type back in May 2009
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ro...)

I was extremely pleased with the supplied list which also including
the collection times for each post box. For that I'm grateful.

However, some of the 'IV' areas were incomplete, with no postcode
and some boxes listed with just one letter. An example of such
entry is below:

IV2 49 S INVERNESS 11:30 AM 11:30 AM L Type SCP7

With only the letter 'S' to go from, finding this box would be near
enough impossible. IV7 is one of the worst areas, with more than
half the boxes listed as single letters. I appreciate obtaining the
post codes for the boxes is not always possible and many are missed
throughout the whole document; however, a single letter for the
address is just not acceptable.

I therefore request, an up to date document of the whole of the IV
postal areas (IV1 to IV56) including the proper addresses (at least
a name to go from), along with collection times, post codes if
possible, box types and CP codes.

Many thanks in advance for your corporation.

Yours faithfully,

John Gow

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Royal Mail Group Limited

10 December 2009


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Dear Mr Gow

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Royal Mail is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Registered in
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Robert Whittaker left an annotation (13 December 2009)

Quote-marks It is also interesting to note that OpenStreetMap contributors have recorded a number of postboxes in the IV area, some of which have reference numbers that do note appear on list supplied by Royal Mail in response to the previous FOI request.

Some of these may be errors on the part of the mapper, but I would guess some may be omissions from the Royal Mail list. Perhaps you could get the Royal Mail to check if these boxes and numbers exist:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV1 1212
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV2 357
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV22 253
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV24 8
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV29 1
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV4 161
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node... IV4 162

It would also make life easier for anyone wanting to make use of the data if it could be supplied in a structured format, such as 'tab-separated-values', rather than inside a PDF file.

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From: John Gow

13 January 2010

Dear Royal Mail Group,

I must inform you it is now over a month since I made this request.
Please could you give me an update of the status of the request and
can you give me an approximate idea of when you expect to have the
requested information.

Yours faithfully,

John Gow

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Royal Mail Group Limited

14 January 2010


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Dear Mr Gow

Thank you for your e-mail of the 13th January 2010 in respect of your
recent Freedom of Information request.

Please accept my apologies that we have been unable to reply to you within
the normal time period. I can assure you that your request is being dealt
with as a matter of priority and we are working to respond to you as
quickly as possible, and are giving your request our urgent attention.

If you have any questions or would like to contact us about your request,
please email us at the address below.

Yours sincerely

John Cere
Freedom of Information Case Officer
[Royal Mail Group request email]

Royal Mail is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Registered in
England and Wales.
Registered number 4138203. Registered office at 100 Victoria Embankment,
LONDON, EC4Y 0HQ

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Royal Mail Group Limited

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Dear Mr Gow

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.

Yours Sincerely

John Cere
Freedom of Information Case Officer
[Royal Mail Group request email]

Royal Mail is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Registered in
England and Wales.
Registered number 4138203. Registered office at 100 Victoria Embankment,
LONDON, EC4Y 0HQ

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