Council issue advice on how residents in flood-hit Doncaster village can receive their post

Doncaster Council has issued advice on how residents living in flood-hit Fishlake can receive their post while postal workers are unable to carry out their normal rounds.

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 7:13 pm
Fishlake flooding November 14th 2019. Picture: Chris Etchells

Many people living in Fishlake will be living with the continuing impact of the floods, which hit the village after torrential rain began to fall on November 7, for months to come.

Enivironment agency spokesman John Curtin said they hope all houses in the village should be free of water by the end of today.

But while council workers and other agencies have been in the village since the floods first hit 11 days ago, postal workers have not been able to deliver post to Fishlake residents.

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Doncaster Council has now issued advice on what residents can to access their undelivered post.

Addressing Fishlake residents, Doncaster Council said: “Your mail is being kept at Stainforth Post Office, 161 Church Road, Stainforth, DN7 5AA. Open Monday – Saturday 9am to 4pm. To collect mail or parcels customers are usually asked to show ID. If you don’t have photo ID with you call 03452 667959 for help before visiting.

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“If you’re not able to return to your property for a long period, you can redirect your mail to another address for free. Visit http://royalmail.com/redirection or call 03452 667959.”

Fishlake residents who want their postal vote delivered to a different address, ahead of the general election on December 12, are asked to contact 0800 1804604 as soon as possible.

Completed postal vote applications must be received by electoral services by 5pm on Monday, November 26.

Click here for more information.