The Lord Mayor of Chester visited Royal Mail’s Chester Delivery Office to pass on Christmas wishes and to encourage postmen and women at their busiest time of year.
Cllr Hugo Deynem was shown around the office by delivery office manager Paul Fawcett, and was introduced to staff who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the Chester area during the festive season.
Cllr Deynem, said: “It was great to meet many of the team here at Chester at the Royal Mail’s busiest time of year.
“Postal workers do an important job and I would like to thank them and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”
Paul Fawcett said: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Chester. We are grateful that the Lord Mayor visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.
“We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings. We would also like to ask everyone to please always use the postcode as this helps us greatly in the job that we do at this busy time.”
The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:
Second Class – Saturday, December 19, 2015
First Class – Monday, December 21, 2015
Special Delivery – Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Customers can also help Royal Mail ensure that all their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps:
Post early – Avoid disappointment by posting your cards and parcels early.
Use a postcode – A clearly addressed card or parcel, with a postcode, and return address on the back of the envelope, will ensure quick and efficient delivery.
Use Special Delivery – For valuable and important packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.
Wrap parcels well and always give a return address
For more information about all Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, please visit: www.royalmail.com/greetings or call 03457 740 740.