From Monday, islanders in remote homes near Sant Ferran, la Savina and es Caló can request P.O. box

foto-bu--sties-sant-ferran1The president's office of the Formentera Council announces that from February 11 to March 31 islanders living in homes in rural areas near Sant Ferran, la Savina and es Caló can request a post office box at the pick-up point recently set up at carrer Mallorca, 15, in Sant Ferran.

The idea is to make it possible for islanders living in es Brolls, ses Salines, es Molí de s'Estany, sa Punta, es Pi des Català, ses Roques, Migjorn, es Carnatge and ses Clotades the chance to pick up their post at the new station.

Department head Bartomeu Escandell said the initiative followed “the popularity of P.O. boxes in la Mola and es Cap de Barbaria” not to mention “requests the service be extended across Formentera so that islanders who don't get door-to-door delivery can skip the trip to the Sant Francesc Correus location”.

Anyone who wishes to apply for one of the 150 available P.O. boxes will need either to visit the Citizen Information Office (OAC) in Sant Francesc and fill out a form or complete the process online on the OVAC. After March 31, the Council will inform islanders when their keys—one to get into the shopfront, another to open their individual box—are ready for pick-up.

One box will be assigned per household. Applicants must present proof they are on the island's register of residents (padró) and a photocopy of government-issued photo ID. They must also pay €25.