The Post Office claims to help pensioners who do, after all, write letter and postcards for birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries.

So why have two post boxes vanished from Lakeside and Rown Way in Balderton?

I went to post a birthday card only to find the box on Rowan Way had gone.

I knew the one at Lakeside had gone earlier because it was taken away when Lidl was built.

As a result I had a long walk to Balderton Post Office.

The only other Post Office I know of is on London Road near Newark Cemetery.

I am 74 and fit, but there are many pensioners in this area who are not so mobile.

How about replacing the boxes that have vanished? ­— MICHAEL MARVIN, Buttercup Close, Balderton.