Post suspended because of danger dog
8:53am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
THE Royal Mail has stopped delivering to a housing estate because of an out-of-control dog.
Residents in Briar Hill Avenue, Little Hulton, have been sent a letter warning them their post has been temporarily suspended for health and safety reasons after two postmen were confronted by the dog. Royal Mail said a health and safety assessment showed the level of risk was “unacceptably high due to threat of further dog attacks”.
Now residents are having to collect post from Wardley Industrial Estate in Worsley.
Royal Mail spokesman Val Bodden said: “We have temporarily suspended deliveries to properties in Briar Hill Avenue.
“On several occasions, the regular postman and a relief postman have been threatened by an aggressive dog that is being allowed to roam free in the area.
“Deliveries have already been suspended to the address where the dog lives and we have asked the owners to keep the dog under control, so that the postman can complete his round safely.
“Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened. Following a number of near misses and a risk assessment of the area, we have had to temporarily suspend deliveries to these properties as a precautionary measure.
“The safety and welfare of our staff is paramount and we only suspend deliveries if the safety of our postmen and women is at risk and as a last resort.”