Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited Royal Mail’s Wood Green Delivery Office during their busiest time of year – the festive season.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green was given a tour of the office by a local postman, and met the other staff who were working hard to get all the Christmas cards and parcels out to residents on time.
Royal Mail estimates that 40 million people will do their shopping online – and therefore need parcels delivered. Also, a massive 700 million Christmas cards will pass through the mail system.
Tuesday 18th December is the last recommended posting date for second class mail, and Thursday 20th for first class.
After the visit, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“Delivery offices process a huge amount of mail, and are the backbone of Royal Mail’s network.
“Visiting delivery offices at this time of year makes you realise just how busy our post men and women are over the festive period. They work very hard to ensure all our Christmas presents and cards reach us on time.
“I for one would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them a very happy Christmas and New Year.”