AN HISTORIC red post box in Whiteshill has been sealed with tape following repeated acts of vandalism.

The Victorian post box, which sits in a wall in The Plain, has been out of service for more than a month.

Villagers are now concerned that the post box will be removed.

Peter Hood, of Lower Street, said: "It is more than 100 years old and it would be such a shame to get rid of it. I have found that a lot of people feel the same way."

A Royal Mail spokesman said a decision had not yet been made on whether the box would be removed.

He added: "It was removed from service due to repeated acts of vandalism in recent weeks.

"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused but we believe there is good provision of posting facilities in the local area and therefore have no plans to install a replacement box at this location."