SL postcode area
Postcode district boundaries: Google
|Slough postcode area|
|Postcode area name||Slough|
|Statistics as at February 2012|
The SL postcode area, also known as the Slough postcode area, is a group of ten postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. These postcode districts cover east Berkshire and south-east Buckinghamshire.
Mail for this area is sorted in Greenford (Green Park Way). In Berkshire the area covers virtually all of the borough of Slough, most of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the eastern part of the Bracknell Forest district, and in Buckinghamshire it covers most of the South Bucks district, the southeastern part of the Wycombe district and a small part of the Chiltern district.
The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:
WM postcode area
In 2008, a group of residents in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead campaigned to have Windsor and Maidenhead's SL postcodes replaced with WM postcodes, claiming the association with Slough affected the towns' statuses as "desirable places to live". Royal Mail later stated that the campaign would be unlikely to succeed.
- "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. February 2012. Table 2. Retrieved 21 April 2012. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
- "Windsor war over a Slough postcode". Daily Telegraph. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2018.