CALLS have been made to paint Prestatyn red after its post boxes have been branded as eyesores.
Just weeks after the town was named as one if the greenest in Wales, community leaders are now asking for Royal Mail to re-paint the resort’s post boxes.
Prestatyn councillor James Davies said: “The state of some of the post boxes in town, particularly those outside the Spar Post Office in the High Street, was picked up as a concern well over a year ago.
“It appeared that they had been missed from the latest round of repainting.
“Royal Mail has been contacted several times about this but has failed to respond. The state of street furniture plays an important role in maintaining the appearance of the town and is one of the areas we concentrate on to assist Prestatyn’s entry to the In Bloom contests.”
Cllr Davies said the issue had been further highlighted after the gold post boxes that had been painted following the Olympics, such as in Flint for taekwondo champion Jade Jones.
He said: “Having seen how quickly Royal Mail responded by painting post boxes in some towns gold to celebrate Olympic gold medal wins, we feel they ought to be able to do the same for Prestatyn - even if only with red paint.”
Cllr Davies is calling on residents to contact Royal Mail to try and get the post boxes painted.
A Royal Mail spokesman said: “Royal Mail’s postboxes are a much loved part of the UK landscape and Royal Mail puts a great deal of effort into maintaining and painting the 115,000 postboxes nationwide.
“We paint postboxes in a three-year cycle and some postboxes will be painted more frequently if, for example, they are damaged or defaced by graffiti.
"Over the last 12 months, some 40,000 postboxes have been painted at a cost in the region of £500,000.
“We always welcome any feedback from customers and will do our best to address the issues that have been identified.”