Dear Sir or Madam,

Further to the FOI request at http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lo..., in response to which you provided a list of every postbox that the Royal Mail Group operates, I am writing to ask whether the Royal Mail Group also holds details of the last collection times for each of these postboxes.

If so, please could you provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, with the last weekday collection time (and last Saturday collection time if different) for every Royal Mail postbox on the list already supplied.

Yours faithfully,

Abi Broom

Royal Mail Group Limited

Dear Abi Broom,

Thank you for your request for information received on 06/10/2008, which we
are considering under the Freedom of Information Act. Under the Act you
should expect a reply from us to be sent by 03/11/2008, which is twenty
working days from receipt of your request.

If for any reason we are unable to provide you with a full response within
that time, we will contact you explaining the reasons for this and giving a
revised date by which we will reply.

If in the mean time you have any questions or would like to contact us
about your request, please contact us by telephone 01252 806513 or
alternatively email or write to us at the address below. Please be assured
that we are giving this our attention and will get back to you shortly.

Yours sincerely

Roger Mence
[Royal Mail Group request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 341, ALDERSHOT, GU11 1WW

Royal Mail is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Registered in England
and Wales.
Registered number 4138203. Registered office at 148 Old Street, LONDON EC1V
9HQ


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04/10/2008 10:12

Dear Sir or Madam,

Further to the FOI request at
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lo...,
in response to which you provided a list of every postbox that the
Royal Mail Group operates, I am writing to ask whether the Royal
Mail Group also holds details of the last collection times for each
of these postboxes.

If so, please could you provide me, under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, with the last weekday collection time (and
last Saturday collection time if different) for every Royal Mail
postbox on the list already supplied.

Yours faithfully,

Abi Broom

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Your response to my request is now overdue; by law you should have responded no later than 3 November 2008 and it is now 4 November.

Yours sincerely,

Abi Broom

Royal Mail Group Limited

Dear Ms Broom,

A reply to your request was sent yesterday as shown below. However, the
original attachments included exceeded the maximum message size.

The attachments will be amended then forwarded onto you seperately.

Regards

Marie Teasdale
[Royal Mail Group request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 341, ALDERSHOT, GU11 1WW

Royal Mail is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Registered in England
and Wales.
Registered number 4138203. Registered office at 148 Old Street, LONDON EC1V
9HQ

---------------------- Forwarded by Marie Teasdale/e/POSTOFFICE on
04/11/2008 10:26:38

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Royal Mail Group Limited

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Broom,

Please find attached the information as requested.

(See attached file: Postbox info.zip)

Apologies for the delay, as previously explained this was due to
difficulties in forwarding the attachment due to file size.

Regards

Marie Teasdale
[Royal Mail Group request email]
Freedom of Information Unit
PO Box 341, ALDERSHOT, GU11 1WW

Royal Mail is a trading name of Royal Mail Group Ltd. Registered in England
and Wales.
Registered number 4138203. Registered office at 148 Old Street, LONDON EC1V
9HQ

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Matthew left an annotation ()

My application to locate postboxes now has these last collection times included: http://www.dracos.co.uk/play/locating-po...

Ian Riley left an annotation ()

I have noticed that the list is not complete. For instance there should be 26 Boxes listed under DN35, but there are only 13 shown

Mark Waller left an annotation ()

The files provided appear to be seriously defective in terms of numbers of entries. The list of postboxes has 116,088 entries; these files of last collection times appear to contain a total of only 60,121 entries - little more than half the total number of postboxes. To my mind this is not a satisfactory response to the request.

Matching up the entries from these files with the entries from the postbox list, sorted by reference, it seems almost as if every second postbox has been omitted from the collection times list.

Abi Broom left an annotation ()

By request - this data may be re-used on OpenStreetMap (and elsewhere).

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-s...

Jonathan Gray left an annotation ()

This is now listed on CKAN, a registry for open datasets, at:

http://ckan.net/package/read/postbox-col...

Edward Betts left an annotation ()

See http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/po... for a more complete list.

Matthew left an annotation ()

My site at http://www.dracos.co.uk/play/locating-po... now includes the new collection times from the dataset Edward links to, and has updated any differing collection times to match.

Jonathan Gray left an annotation ()

I've blogged about this request at:

http://blog.okfn.org/2009/08/28/wheres-m...

I've also added this and other relevant data to:

http://ckan.net/tag/read/postboxes

John Cross left an annotation ()

tag: #ckan

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