21 Dec 2018
Councillor Sue Renshell, Chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) visited Aylesbury Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on Season’s Greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff.
Councillor Renshell was shown around the office and introduced to the postmen and women who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Aylesbury over the 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.
Councillor Renshell commented after her visit:
“It was fantastic to see the hard work and dedication of postmen and women in the Aylesbury Delivery Office. Until my visit, I had no idea of the sheer volume of work that goes into delivering Christmas mail to all parts of Aylesbury and the surrounding areas.
“I thanked them for their extraordinary efforts to ensure that Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time. And I also thanked them for delivering our mail throughout the year - in all weather conditions!”
Dainius Lapienis, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said:
“Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas parcels, cards, letters and parcels to people in Aylesbury. We’re very grateful that Councillor Renshell has visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.”
Customers don’t need to travel to a Royal Mail Delivery office to pick up parcels if they don’t want to or are unable to do so. Instead, they can arrange a redelivery free of charge on a day that is convenient for them (including Saturdays). Or Royal Mail can deliver the item to a different address within the same postcode area. This service can be arranged by calling the number on the “Something for You” card or by visiting: www.royalmail.com/redelivery.
Royal Mail can also now leave many mail items with a neighbour if customers are not at home when they attempt delivery. Customers can nominate a dedicated neighbour to take in their parcels by filling in a form at their delivery office.
For more information about Royal Mail’s collection options, please visit: https://www.royalmail.com/personal/receiving-mail or call 03457 740 740.