Helping Deliver a First Class Christmas

Ken with local postie, Mathai Varghese

Ken visited the Clarkston Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hard-working staff.

He was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Paul McBryan, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Clarkston 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.

Ken  said: “This can be a busy and stressful time of year for many of us, not least our postmen and women. 

The mornings may be turning dark and cold, but we all still need our Christmas cards and online shopping delivered to the right people, in the right place at the right time. 

I just want to say thank you to all our posties for being out there in all sorts of weather, making sure families and loved ones get the Christmas mail they so enjoy.”

Paul McBryan, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show Mr Macintosh 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

For more information about how to ensure your cards and gifts arrive on time, please visit the Royal Mail website or call 03457 740 740.