Residents of a newly-built housing estate are having to collect their mail from a north-east town’s delivery office as Royal Mail refuses to carry out deliveries to the site on health and safety grounds.
Despite people already having moved into homes at Linkwood Steadings in the south of Elgin, posties are being prevented from going to all of the houses due to safety concerns.
Instead, mail is being held at the town’s delivery office for residents to collect.
The Royal Mail confirmed it had now started deliveries to some of the properties on Distillery Drive and Cooperage Close.
However, concerns about works traffic for buildings still under construction are continuing to prevent deliveries to the entire estate, which is being built by Springfield Properties.
Moray MP Douglas Ross said: “Of course, health and safety must come first, but if residents are safely in their homes it seems strange that there should be a question mark over whether postal workers can deliver the mail to them.”
A Royal Mail spokesman said: “There are several properties under construction in Distillery Drive, which are still unsafe to access due to the movement of construction traffic.”