No one writes letters anymore... thats what e-mail and texting is for.
Mailboxes are there to brighten up the streets and provide a meeting point for kids to hang around / vandalise and for us oldies to reminisce over when we had a reliable reasonably priced postal system.
But where I live in a village there are several small firms who occasionaly bung up the post boxes with hundreds of large envelopes. Thus preventing ordinary souls posting their one or two ordinary size envelopes. I am aware that these firms normally hand their bulk posings in over the counter but don't always manage this before the post office closes. I imagine this may be the problem in your area. Regards Noels
I would assume that it is because at that particular location it is very likely to get much use than a normal box and security issues come up as happens when a postal strike occurs, some seem to have no common sense and will try to stuff mail in to overfill capacity leaving there own and others vulnerable and retrievable by anyone who wishes to help themselves
Because of security constraints, which probably means doors and windows always remain closed, it sounds like an overheating sorting office to me. Any excess of mail could cause the staff to actually break out in a sweat, and that would never do these days, would it? :o) TC.
... has hit the nail on the head I think. If the cash-strapped Royal Mail forces you to have bulk mail collected there'll be a charge for collecting it, and that's another much-needed source of income.