The Paralympic success of Hannah Cockcroft and Karen Darke has been a fantastic good news story to enjoy. I hope even the most cold-hearted cynic has had their mood lifted by their performances.
The gold post box painted gold in tribute to Hannah’s success is in a great spot outside the Town Hall. It would be fantastic as well though if the second gold box Royal Mail will be painting is based up in Mount Tabor where Hannah is from. I’m very proud to represent the community of Mount Tabor, and they have done a fantastic job in laying out the bunting for Hannah. So please, a golden post box there would go down a treat!I also would like to back and draw attention to Greg Mullholland MP’s campaign to get Royal Mail to paint silver and bronze post boxes in tribute to athletes who have got medals. Karen Darke’s silver medal is a huge achievement and a silver post box in Mytholmroyd for her would inspire local young people to get involved in sport. Both these athletes have done Calderdale proud, and deserve recognition.
Coun James Baker