James Carver MEP visited the Worcester Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period.
This year Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary, with this festive period marking half a millennium of delivering Christmas cards and parcels.
The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are: Second Class – Tuesday 20 December, First Class - Wednesday 21 December and Special Delivery - Thursday 22 December.
James Carver MEP visited the Worcester Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.
Mr Carver was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Glenn George, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the West Midlands 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 Carver said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period.”
“I want to thank them all for the extraordinary lengths they go to, to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for everything they do all year round, come rain or shine.”