- A plea on Twitter from Cheshunt's Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott has paid off - there will be a gold post box in the town.
- The Royal Mail is issuing special medal stamps for each Team GB athlete who brings home gold and painting a post box in their home town.
- But Laura was told hers would be in Harlow, instead of Cheshunt.
- Earlier, the 20-year-old who won gold in the women's team pursuit at the velodrome yesterday, tweeted:
- She also messaged Royal Mail bosses about her plight:
- And she called on the public to help lobby for the postbox to be in her home town:
- Her pleas were retweeted by supporters, including Sir Chris Hoy:
- And pretty quickly, she got the result she was looking for as Post Office and Royal Mail bosses got on the case.
- A happy Laura tweeted:
- Tim Cowen, of Royal Mail, said the cyclist would get two postboxes - but there would be a bit of a delay because Team GB's phenomenal success meant they were running out of paint.
Mr Cowen said the company would paint a box near where she went to primary school.
"We are running a little short on gold paint, which is testament to Team GB's success. We'll be getting more supplies tomorrow," he added.
- Meanwhile, Royal Mail has painted her Harlow postbox:
- Trott returns to the track tomorrow and Tuesday for the women’s Omnium and a chance of becoming only the second woman in history to claim two gold medals at the same Olympics.