RESIDENTS at new Bicester housing estate Kingsmere can officially connect with the rest of the world.
Five years after the first homes were built there, the Royal Mail has installed a post box.
It comes after pressure from Bicester’s MP Victoria Prentis and Kingsmere Residents’ Association.
The post box is positioned near the newly-built St Edburg’s Primary School. The site will feature a community centre and shops open there in March next year.
Mrs Prentis said she has been petitioning Royal Mail for post boxes on all new estates across her constituency, including Elmsbrook and Graven Hill in Bicester, and Longford Park in Banbury, including raising it during Prime Minister’s question time.
She said: “With north Oxfordshire experiencing some of the highest levels of growth in the country, it is important that community facilities such as post boxes are provided in conjunction with house building.
“While some people may think that the issue of post boxes is a trivial matter, they really are vital for residents’ continuing their normal day to day lives after moving to a new area.
“I understand that a lot of correspondence is dealt with online, but my constituents still regularly send letters, particularly the elderly.”