Shaw’s Gold Medal winner deserves a gold post box

Shaw’s very own Matt Walls, Olympic Gold cycling champion could be honoured with a gold post box after an appeal to Royal Mail by Shaw Liberal Democrat Councillor Hazel Gloster.

Hazel said: “Matt has done Shaw and Crompton proud, and, fingers crossed, will do the same when he competes in the Men’s Madison event on Saturday. His achievements in cycling cannot be underestimated and we should ensure visitors to Shaw and Crompton have a visual acknowledgment to our home-grown champion.”

“Painting a post box gold in a place associated with the winning Olympian, with a plaque to explain their success, was such a brilliant and popular idea when the Royal Mail did this after the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, yet the practice inexplicably died out”, added Hazel.

“Public letter boxes are of course traditionally painted red and having a gold one in your high street is such a striking symbol of local Olympic success and brings pride to any town. Today my colleagues and I have written to the Royal Mail asking them to reintroduce them.”

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