Trott's Twitter plea wins gold postbox for Cheshunt

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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. But Laura was told hers would be in Harlow, instead of Cheshunt.
  4. Earlier, the 20-year-old who won gold in the women's team pursuit at the velodrome yesterday, tweeted:
  5. She also messaged Royal Mail bosses about her plight:
  6. And she called on the public to help lobby for the postbox to be in her home town:
  7. Her pleas were retweeted by supporters, including Sir Chris Hoy:
  8. And pretty quickly, she got the result she was looking for as Post Office and Royal Mail bosses got on the case.
  9. A happy Laura tweeted:
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

  12. Meanwhile, Royal Mail has painted her Harlow postbox:
  13. 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.
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