NIA Griffith MP visited Llanelli’s Royal Mail Delivery Office on Friday (Dec 7) to thank local postal workers for their hard work in the busy run-up to Christmas.

Llanelli’s MP was shown around the office by manager David Morris and introduced to the postmen and women tasked with delivering the Christmas mail. December is Royal Mail’s busiest month, as millions of people shop online for gifts as well as sending Christmas cards and parcels.

Ms Griffith said: “It was a pleasure to meet so many of Llanelli’s hardworking posties again this year. It is always striking to see quite how many letters and parcels there in the sorting office at this time of year. Whilst there is always more to deliver in December, the rise of online shopping has increased the burden on postal workers.

“Making sure all our cards and presents get delivered before Christmas is a huge task, and I pay tribute to those postal workers who work tirelessly to make it happen. They deserve out support that this busy time of the year, but it is important to show that we value their service all year round.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:

  • Second Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018
  • First Class – Thursday 20 December 2018
  • Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018

Customers do not need to travel to a Royal Mail Delivery office to pick up parcels if they can’t or do not want to. They can arrange a redelivery free of charge on a day that is convenient (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 they leave or by visiting: www.royalmail.com/redelivery

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