Commenting on the issue, Councillor Muir said the post box – which will be located at Seafront Road, Cultra, opposite Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club – had finally received the stamp of approval.
He added: “Whilst frustrated at the ridiculous delays encountered and fact that the people of Cultra were left to endure no Post Box and associated Second Class service for such a long period of time, I am proud to have been instrumental in ensuring this box was signed, sealed and delivered.
“The scenic location chosen for the replacement Post Box arguably means this has been a ‘Special Delivery’ with the old Victorian Post Box also remaining but painted black in line with protocol agreed with Heritage England.
“Whilst collections have already commenced from the new Post Box I have asked for details of the precise collection times to be displayed without delay.
Although delighted to have achieved this delivery, I have still not given up on installation of a replacement Post Box at Station Road, Craigavad which was unfairly removed and returned to sender in 2016.
“I am currently working with local residents to explore different avenues to get Royal Mail to change their mind and deliver a new Post Box so that the people of Craigavad also receive the First Class service they deserve.”