English town opposes to Welsh postal code
A referendum in the English town of Tidenham produced a remarkable result: a proposal to change the local postal code was approved by a majority: it got 458 of the 753 votes.
The postal code of Tidenham - a village situated on the 'English side' of the River Wye, which forms the natural borderline with Wales - is Welsh instead of English. The post namely is sorted in an expedition forwarding junction in Chepstow (Wales).
Insurance companies assess the height of their premiums also on the basis of the postal code; the premiums for the inhabitants of Wales are higher than those for the English.
Consignia (the English postal services) declares that it is unlikely that the postal code will be changed. 'After all, it is simply an internal system to sort and deliver post as quickly as possible', says a spokesman.