Fewer letters are being posted. Since 2004 the number of letters being posted in Bpost’s network of red post boxes has fallen by 60%. According to figures from Bpost, fewer than 6 letters a day are posted in 25% of the country’s post boxes.
The 3,000 red post boxes will be scrapped over the next 5 months.
Nevertheless, Bpost is keen to stress that “the current accessibility and level of service will be maintained”. Even once the post boxes have been removed customers “will still be within a 500 metre radius of a post box in urban areas and a 1.5km radius in rural areas”.
Furthermore, anyone wishing to post a letter will still be able to do so at a post office or at a Post Point. Customers with reduced mobility can also give any letters that they may wish to send to their postman or postwoman.