Last week, Graham Stuart MP met with Ian Beesley, Chairman of the Postcode Address File (PAF) Advisory Board, to press the Royal Mail to drop the former county of Humberside as an acceptable county in its database. Graham has been leading the “Humberside Must Go” campaign, urging residents to return all unsolicited mail sent to an address in Humberside or North Humberside.
During the meeting, Mr. Beesley said:
“The board recognises that counties have a deep resonance with the population and they feel that resonance should be reflected in the way that people address correspondence”.
Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, commented:
“Together we have made a strong case to the PAF Advisory Board against the use of the outdated county information in the Postcode Address File. The recommendations of the Board will be presented to Royal Mail shortly for consideration.
“I want to thank the hundreds of people who have joined in the ‘Humberside Must Go’ campaign and returned their wrongly addressed mail using the campaign stickers. I’m hopeful that Royal Mail will accept the recommendations of the PAF Advisory Board and take this opportunity to rid our envelopes of ‘Humberside’ for good.
“In the interim we need to continue to keep the pressure up and I urge people to go on using their stickers until Royal Mail confirms its position on the recommendations.”