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 boatmail.co.uk
 The mail forwarding and scanning specialist
 Free UK street address. Membership and low cost ‘Pay as you Go’ services available. Mail scanned or forwarded at a time of your choice
Tel: 07984 215873
info@boatmail.co.uk

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boatmail.co.uk aims to be the leading mail forwarder by choice for canal boaters, sea going craft, caravans, motorhomes, expats living anywhere in the world, certain businesses and anyone who needs a UK street address for their mail requirements

We can either scan or forward mail to anywhere in the world

2017

10 Jun
boatmail.co.uk reviews prices to reflect competitors offerings from 1 July
boatmail.co.uk/fees

3 Jun
Using the address for a Driving Licence

boatmail.co.uk has a considerable number of Driving Licences registered at the address in different names and in many ways is it is understandable that the DVLA are challenging whether the applicant is genuine

Any application for a new or renewal of a Driving Licence is now being routinely challenged by DVLA

Strangely though the letter they are sending the applicant says that applications are not accepted to a PO Box where it has been made with the street address provided by boatmail.co.uk

For the boating and travelling community, a response to this showing that the holder has a travelling lifestyle and the said address is the only point of contact is progressing the application and a licence is issued (for those living on canal boats, a copy of the Canal and River Trust Licence is suffice as proof of the lifestyle)

25 May
Leamington Spa Post Office, Grand Union Canal, added to Pick up Points
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

25 Apr
Warwick Post Office, Grand Union Canal, added to Pick up Points
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

11 Apr
Great value scanning package ! Only 25p for up to 5 pages on one of our subscription services
http://www.boatmail.co.uk/mail-forwarding-news.html

Royal Mail have announced that postage prices will increase from March 27. For full details see http://tinyurl.com/gvuojup and as a summary use this link

17 Mar
Any applications received for either monthly or annual subscriptions after the 5th of the month will have their payment commencing from the start of the next month although the account will be open from the date of application - in effect up to 25 days free !

23 Feb
Lane Head Post Office, Wyrley and Essngton Canal, added to Pick up Points
www.boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

16 Feb
Harlow Post Office, River Stort, added to Pick up Points
www.boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

15 Feb
DVLA’s latest batch of letters to customers is at least now showing that they are initially refusing to issue a licence as residential street address provided to customers is not a residential address !! As below, if the address provided by boatmail.co.uk is your only point of contact then, subject to fraud checks, they will issue you a licence

13 Feb
The DVLA has recently been identifying addresses with multiple Driving Licences registered at them (boatmail.co.uk has around 90 registered at the address) and challenging holders to whether they are genuine under Fraud Prevention actvities. The DVLA have further compounded the issue as they are writing to all the boatmail.co.uk customers saying their Driving Licences will no longer be valid whist registered at a PO Box - clearly customers are registering the licences at the street address provided by boatmail.co.uk - do DVLA really know what they are doing !

Anyway, boatmail.co.uk customers can still use the free street address for registering their Licence, and, as boatmail.co.uk understands it, providing the holder can demonstrate they are permanently travelling, they have no other address in the UK and that the address provided by boatmail.co.uk is their only contact address

7 Jan
Napton Post Office added to Pick up Points
www.boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

3 Jan - Scanning costs reduced and capped
boatmail.co.uk/fees

When boatmail.co.uk commenced scanning mail for customers, for subscription customers we charged 25p for every page that we scanned (Pay as you Go service charged differently). This is the same charging principle as other Mail Forwarders in that every activity is charged for
Customers who have mail scanned as part of their account instructions may have noticed that through the late summer and into the autumn we have been charging differently. We have been trialling charging 25p for each mail piece received regardless of the number of pages to assess how many of the items will require multiple page scanning and how this affects the time spent on each customers mail and the impact on revenue for boatmail.co.uk. The majority of scans are for 1 or 2 pages
We are pleased to announce that from January 2017 the customers who have a subscription service the charge for scanning will change from 25p per page to 25p for up to and including 5 pages. 6 pages and more will be additionally charged at 25p per scan with a fee limit of £2.50 regardless of how many pages are scanned
Customers who have a Pay as you Go account will now be charged £2.50 per page scanned up to 5 pages scanned with any additional pages charged at £2.50 with a fee limit of £10.00 regardless of how many pages are scanned

2016

10 Dec - Uxbridge Post Office no longer providing Poste Restante service
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

30 Nov - Chester Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

25 Nov - Macclesfield Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

23 Nov - Roydon Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

21 Nov - Banbury Post Office changed location from High Street to within WH Smith, Castle Quay Centre boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

12 Nov - Rickmansworth Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

10 Nov - Hertford Post Office address in Pick up Points for mail changed
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

9 Nov - Stratford upon Avon Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

8 Nov - Southam Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

7 Nov - Garstang Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

4 Nov - Watford Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

3 Nov - Wembley Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

2 Nov - boatmail.co.uk last day of posting before the Christmas break will be 22 December

1 Nov - Last posting dates for Christmas now available - http://tinyurl.com/z9cwtf8

Sep 14

boatmail.co.uk was disgusted to hear of one of the mail forwarding competitors recently went bust and all customers money was lost

Mail forwarding generally works by customers paying both a subscription fee and providing a deposit from which any transaction cost is deducted from. boatmail.co.uk customers will recognise this as the £25 deposit customers pay.

The company in question closed due to financial issues, did not inform customers of the new position, and took all the deposit money with them

boatmail.co.uk has robust contingency plans in place if the business stops trading (highly unlikely !) and customers deposits are safe as they are accounted for separately and any money will be returned to them including any unused subscription  payments

Jul 10 - Adlington Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

Jul 8 - One of boatmail.co.uk competitors ( myukmail.co.uk) recently ceased trading and took all customers money with them. boatmail.co.uk accounts for and holds customers money in a separate account and only draws on this when required. If boatmail.co.uk closed unexpectedly, your money is safe. Any not used for mail forwarding will be refunded. And any mail held/ or received will be sent to you/nominated address. It’s a long wait until we get the state pension so we will be around for many years !

25 Jul - Berkhamsted Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

22 Jul - Bathampton Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

20 Jul - Barton under Needwood Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

17 Jul - Barnton Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

16 Jul - Barnoldswick Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

13 Jul - Banbury Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

10 Jul - Audlem Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

9 Jul - Adlington Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

7 Jul - Long Eaton Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

30 Jun - Preston Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

16 Jun - Northwich Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

Jun 9 - Polesworth Post Office has moved ! now 2-4 Bridge St B78 1DT boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

Jun 2 - Ware Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

May 26 - Market Harborough Post Office added to Pick up Points for mail boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

May 23 - boatmail.co.uk has recently launched associated websites Caravanmail.co.uk and Motorhomemail.co.uk . Take a look !

May 3 - Huddersfield Post Office added to Pick up Points
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

Apr 26 - Aylesbury Post Office added to Pick up Points
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

Apr 25 - boatmail.co.uk has compiled a list of places across the inland waterways where mail can be collected.
boatmail.co.uk/poste-restante-mail-pick-up-points

Apr 18 - Need your mail scanned and forwarded as part of an e-mail ? Free UK street address
boatmail.co.uk/mail2email

Apr 11 - if you need a one off forwarding, we charge £10 plus postage

Apr 4 - if you have a very low volume of mail and need a fee UK street address to register life at, we can help - check out our fees page - the original Pay as you Go service

Mar 29 - Royal Mail postage prices increased from today -  tinyurl.com/j8dhxum