ROYAL Mail is reminding residents tomorrow (Thursday) is the last day for posting first class mail in the UK to ensure it reaches recipients before Christmas, writes Demi Andrews.
Saturday, December 22, is the last day for posting items Special Delivery.
Customers can help Royal Mail ensure that all their letter, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps:
Post early to avoid disappointment, clearly address cards and parcels with a postcode and return address and wrap parcels well and always give a return address.
For valuable and important items Special Delivery can be used to guarantee delivery as the gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.
Bromsgrove District Council Chairman Coun Caroline Spencer has visited Royal Mail staff at the town’s delivery office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and, of course, to pass on Season’s Greetings.
Coun Spencer was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, David Moreton and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are sorting and delivering mail in Bromsgrove over the very busy Christmas period.
The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts as well as sending Christmas cards and parcels.
Royal Mail also plays a key role in e-commerce for many businesses sending goods to customers throughout the Christmas shopping season.
Coun. Spencer, Chairman of Bromsgrove District Council, said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the Festive period.
It was great to meet the team here in Bromsgrove and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time, as well as thanking them for delivering our mail services all through the year in all weathers.”
Mr Moreton, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, added: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas parcels, cards, letters and parcels to people in Bromsgrove.
We are grateful that Coun. Spencer visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.”