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Someone is painting Huddersfield post boxes bright green and people are furious

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https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/loc ... s-23885143

Police called in after a number were vandalised in Lepton and Fenay Bridge

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Kirklees councillor and ex-postman Bernard McGuin inspects one of the Royal Mail pillar boxes that has been painted apple green in Lepton

Police have been called in after several Royal Mail pillar boxes were painted bright apple-green instead of their traditional red.

Zena Walker who runs a hardware store that used to be a Post Office in Highgate Lane, Lepton, was shocked when she turned up for work on Thursday and found one of the boxes repainted next to her store. She said: "It must have been done at some point when I left here on Wednesday at 4.30pm and when I came in at 8am on Thursday.

"I immediately reported it to the police as it is vandalism of the Queen's property. I was given a crime reference number and I want it repainted in its proper colour as soon as possible. On Thursday, it was the talk of the shop with people asking what had happened."

Kirklees councillor Bernard McGuin who represents Almondbury for the Conservatives said the repainted boxes had been discovered in Lepton Square, Rowley Hill and another on Station Road, Fenay Bridge. He said: "As you can see they are badly painted. Although I have Irish heritage I think the Royal Mail colours should be green. Residents consider what has been done as vandalism.

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"Hopefully the boxes will be returned to the red of tradition. I hope we have an answer from Royal Mail about what is going on. As a dour Yorkshire Conservative, I miss the red ones." A Royal Mail spokesman said: "We do not know who repainted these postboxes, and are reporting this matter to the police. We will be repainting the boxes in the iconic red as soon as possible."

West Yorkshire Police has been contacted for comment.
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TrueBlueTerrier wrote:
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"I immediately reported it to the police as it is vandalism of the Queen's property.
Is she unaware that Royal Mail has been privatised?
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"As you can see they are badly painted. Although I have Irish heritage I think the Royal Mail colours should be green. Residents consider what has been done as vandalism
Obviously somebody trying impose an Irish viewpoint here, it should not be green because it's located in the United Kingdom NOT Irish Republic, no need for political point scoring.
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NWpostie wrote:
08 May 2022, 08:53
"As you can see they are badly painted. Although I have Irish heritage I think the Royal Mail colours should be green. Residents consider what has been done as vandalism
Obviously somebody trying impose an Irish viewpoint here, it should not be green because it's located in the United Kingdom NOT Irish Republic, no need for political point scoring.
Or the reporter made a mistake :hmmmm
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NWpostie wrote:
08 May 2022, 08:53
Obviously somebody trying impose an Irish viewpoint here, it should not be green because it's located in the United Kingdom NOT Irish Republic, no need for political point scoring.
Maybe just a purist, originally post boxes were painted green to blend in with the countryside, wasn't until 1884 they were painted red.

They were/are only painted red to make them more visible because nobody could find them.
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Quick, someone in Huddersfield win an Olympic medal so they don't repaint it red. :roll:
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My guess it was Si. (I presume Teebs has an alibi)
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We have a green postbox in the City of London.
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/articles/sp ... don-29037/

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Green postbox in Manchester.
https://www.humbugshouse.wordpress.com/ ... -of-boxes/

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And Haslemere, Surrey.
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Royal Mail painted four postboxes green across UK for Xmas 2020.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news ... 22106.html

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Why Huddersfield??

Green Day concert at the John Smith's Stadium? :hmmmm
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Personally I’d go for brown to commemorate our quality of service this year.
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