Date published: 21 December 2018
Councillor Pat Mewis visited Gainsborough and Market Rasen to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on early Season’s Greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff.
She was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager and was introduced to the postmen and women, who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in West Lindsey in the forthcoming 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 Christmas shopping season.
Councillor Mewis said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas all over the country.
“It was great to meet the teams at Gainsborough and Market Rasen and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they will 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.”
Erin Theobald, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Gainsborough, said: “Our postmen and women will be working extremely hard to deliver Christmas parcels, cards, letters and parcels to people in West Lindsey. We are grateful that the Chairman visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.
“We’d like to remind our customers to post early at Christmas time. If everyone uses the postcode on every item of mail, this also helps us greatly in the job that we do at this very busy time.”
The last recommend posting dates at Christmas time are:
Second Class – 18 December
First Class – 20 December
Special Delivery – 22 December
For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, please visit: https://www.royalmail.com/greetings or call 03457 740 740.