Mike visits Arbroath sorting office

Mike and Graeme with Delivery Office Manager Ryan Taylor and postmen Brian Chisholm and Stephen Boddy

Mike and Graeme with Delivery Office Manager Ryan Taylor and postmen Brian Chisholm and Stephen Boddy

Mr Weir and Mr Dey   were shown around the office by manager Ryan Taylor and were introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the Arbroath area in the run-up to Christmas.

Mike Weir added: “Our postal workers do such an important job all year round, especially during November and December when their workload increases markedly helping to deliver Christmas for many people and families in our area.”

Mr Dey said: “It was great to meet postmen and women at Royal Mail’s Arbroath delivery office and be reminded of just how much effort they put into delivering for people, especially at this time of year.

Ryan Taylor commented: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Arbroath. We are grateful that Graeme Dey MSP and Mike Weir MP visited the office to see our operation and to support the team during our busiest time of year.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are: Second Class – Thursday, December 18; First Class – Saturday, December 20; Special Delivery – Tuesday, December 23.

Customers can also help Royal Mail ensure that all their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps:

* Post early – Avoid disappointment by posting your cards and parcels early.

* Use a postcode – A clearly addressed card or parcel, with a postcode, and return address on the back of the envelope, will ensure quick and efficient delivery.

* Use Special Delivery – For valuable packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.

For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, please visit: www.royalmail.com or call 03457 740 740.