Johnny Mercer MP visited Plymouth City Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to hardworking staff.
Mr Mercer was shown around the offices and introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Plymouth area over the Christmas period.
The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.
As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work delivering to every single address in the UK.
Mr Mercer said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period.
“I thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to, ensuring Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”
Steve Wakeham, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show Mr Mercer our Christmas operation and to hear his kind words of encouragement and support.”
“We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the Festive Season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”
The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:
Second Class – Tuesday 20 December 2016
First Class – Wednesday 21 December 2016
Special Delivery – Thursday 22 December 2016