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OSM Post Office Progress in the 'LU' Postal Area

Comparison of POL data from 2023‑09‑27 and OSM data from 2024‑04‑08 09:11:00 Z. The blue circles on the map are Post Office branches from the official list that haven't been matched to an OSM amenity=post_office object. The red circles are OSM amenity=post_office objects that haven't been matched to a branch on the official list. Pale blue circles are 'home service' branches (for which it's not clear if they should be mapped) and banches that were marked as 'temporarily closed' at the date of the official data. Pale red circles indicate an OSM object that has been identified as non-Post-Office-Ltd business that may still be correctly tagged as amenity=post_office. The green lines represent matches from the official data to OSM amenity=post_office objects (dark green for a match via a ref:pol_id tag, light green for a proximity match). For more information on how to use this map/data to improve OSM, see the Mapping Notes. For more data on the matched/unmatrched objects, see the tables below.

Post Offices on the POL list not matched to an OSM Object

These branches are listed in the official data but do not appear to have a correstponding amenity=post_office object in OpenStreetMap. The data may be sufficient to be able to add the branch directly, but a survey would normally be preferable to ensure the branch and its relation to its surroundings are mapped accurately.

Official ID Postcode Official Name
166855 LU2 7SF Bushmead Centre Unit 7A Bushmead Shopping Centre, Hancock Drive, Luton
148868 LU2 0SX Kimpton Road 24 Kimpton Road, Luton
167502 LU6 3DH London Road (53) 53 London Road, Dunstable
126257 LU3 3FH Marsh Farm 6-7 Marsh Farm Shopping Centre, The Moakes, Luton
177090 LU7 2LS New Road 33-35 New Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard
139910 LU5 6DR Toddington 40 Dunstable Road, Toddington, Dunstable
127837 LU4 9RP Waller Avenue 49-51 Waller Avenue, Luton
1740 LU7 0NR Wing 2-4 High Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard

OSM Objects not matched to a Post Office on the POL list

These are entries are OSM objected tagged with amenity=post_office, which have not been matched to a branch on the official list. Entries here could be due to: Former branches that have now closed, more than one object being tagged for a single post office, the official entry for a real Post Office being matched incorrectly to a different OSM object, other non-Post-Office outlets bing tagged with amenity=post_office. Not all of these entries will be errors in the OSM data, so be careful before making any edits. See the mapping notes.

OSM Object OSM Name OSM PO Ref Operator Brand Note Fixme Last Edit
n5679743095 5y
n10948770552 10m
n2592985955 Bramingham Park Post Office 4y
w505569904 Family Choice 4y
n2313148034 Hendersons Newsagents 4y
n796810418 Offley Stores Post Office Counter The Post Office 6y

Note: The entries above are based on a larger rectangular bounding box, so may also include some unmatched OSM objects from neighbouring postal areas.

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by location

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by their location. If you can confirm the match, please add the appropriate ref:pol_id=* tag. But please do not rely on the location alone — some of the locations in the POL data are significantly displaced, or have not been updated following branch moves. See the mapping notes.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
176168 LU2 9AY Ashcroft Road 176-178 Ashcroft Road, Luton n2321349044 Hendersons Newsagents  s   383 m
124 LU4 8BT Beech Hill 293 Dunstable Road, Luton w505598496 Beech Hill Post Office & Stores as   2 m
197 LU1 4EE Caddington 5 Manor Road, Caddington, Luton n247418453 Caddington Stores a    7 m
1973 LU7 3EL Clarence Road 92 Clarence Road, Leighton Buzzard n2520017475 Clarence Road News & Post Office a    7 m
319 LU3 1PX Culverhouse Road 17 Culverhouse Road, Luton n2592945507 Culverhouse Road Post Office a    14 m
422 LU6 2HH Edlesborough Summerleys, Edlesbrough, Dunstable n1489425527 Edlesborough Stores  s   5 m
1454 LU7 9NB Hockliffe Watling Street, Hockliffe, Leighton Buzzard n6746885882 Hockliffe Stores as   6 m
642 LU5 5ES Houghton Regis 14 Bedford Square, Houghton Regis, Dunstable w389629751 Bedford Square Newsagents as   1 m
148871 LU6 3RH Kensworth Common 57 Common Road, Kensworth, Dunstable n260929304 Kensworth Supermarket as   18 m
756 LU4 0HW Lewsey 799 Dunstable Road, Luton w505569786 L&D News  s   3 m
135715 LU2 7SW Round Green 353 Hitchin Road, Luton n2611204388 Round Green Post Office, News and Convenience Store as   14 m
1810 LU7 4QA Stanbridge Road 111 Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard n910426865 Tower Store and Post Office as   17 m
124264 LU3 3AH Sundon Park 154-156 Sundon Park Road, Luton n7212691329 Sundon Superstore  s   2 m
1222 LU6 1DL Westfield 164 Westfield Road, Dunstable w75415027 Westfield News as   1 m

Post Offices on the POL list matched to an OSM object by ID

OSM objects tagged with amenity=post_office that have been matched to a branch on the official list by the ref:pol_id=* tag.

Official ID Postcode Official Name Official Address OSM Object OSM Name Tags B W MPC MOH Offset
370 LU1 1EX Bury Park 148 Dunstable Road, Luton n901570742 Bury Park Post Office      19 m
17727 LU5 4ET Dunstable 13 Queensway, Dunstable n6699201404 Dunstable Post Office      6 m
129828 LU1 5RD Farley Estate 10-12 Market Square, Whipperley Ring, Luton n7188946425 Farley Estate Post Office      50 m
130523 LU5 6NA Harlington 10-12 Lincoln Way, Harlington, Dunstable n981804281 Harlington Post Office      34 m
1413 LU7 0AQ Heath And Reach 30 Birdshill, Heath And Reach, Leighton Buzzard n4676326831 Heath And Reach Post Office      23 m
618 LU4 9PG Hockwell Ring 1 The Green, Hockwell Ring, Luton w970157265 Hockwell Ring Post Office as   8 m
1523 LU7 9EP Ivinghoe Old Town Hall, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard n2046818436 Ivinghoe Post Office      6 m
1913 LU6 3BS Langdale 68-70 Langdale Road, Dunstable n290775596 Langdale Post Office a    13 m
712 LU3 2NL Leagrave Marsh 142 Marsh Road, Luton w505569913 Leagrave Marsh Post Office      6 m
17820 LU7 1AA Leighton Buzzard 7-9 Church Square, Leighton Buzzard w136016199 Leighton Buzzard Post Office      13 m
1200 LU4 0UN Lewsey Farm Estate 1 St Dominics Square, Luton w505569798 Lewsey Farm Estate Post Office a    5 m
1304 LU3 2SZ Limbury Mead 66 Calverton Road, Luton w70904247 Limbury Mead Post Office a    5 m
148875 LU1 2TF Luton 61-63 The Mall, Luton n2611245125 Luton Mall Post Office      63 m
1152 LU3 2HX Runfold 259 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton n2592962903 Runfold Post Office a    11 m
1109 LU5 5NS Tithe Farm 8 Hillsbrough Crescent, Houghton Regis, Dunstable w75538978 Tithe Farm Post Office      4 m
1132 LU2 9JS Vauxhall Park 11 Lyneham Road, Luton n2627373408 Vauxhall Park Post Office a    17 m

In the tables above the different letters in the 'Tags' column denote the presence of the following tags on the OSM object: a addr:housename=* or addr:housenumber=*; s shop=*; n note=*; f fixme=*. The purpose of these flags is to suggest when there might be sufficient information to make a positive match with the POL data, and to highlight any objects that may need checking.

For full details of data sources and import dates, see https://osm.mathmos.net/postoffice/

Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). XAPI courtesy of Overpass API. Post Office Branch List from Post Office Ltd. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. The information may not be entirely up-to-date. The latest network information can be found in the official Post Office Branch Finder.