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Mc Aleer delivers festive cheer to local posties

Published: 14 December, 2012

Declan Mc Aleer MLA during his visit to Omagh postal sorting office

Declan Mc Aleer MLA during his visit to Omagh postal sorting office

Declan McAleer MLA visited Omagh Delivery Office today to pass on best Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

He was shown round the office by local Delivery Office Manager, Paul Devlin and was introduced to the local postmen and women who are working hard doing their bit to sort and deliver all the cards and parcels for the Omagh area in the run-up to Christmas.

Declan McAleer MLA said: "It was great for me to meet the hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Omagh Delivery Office and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year. I was impressesd by the fact that with a small team of 67 staff and 42 vehicles they still manage to get letters and parcels to almost 18000 addresses in the Omagh District EVERY day"

"Postmen and women do such an important job every month of the year and we should all be very grateful for their efforts, but particularly during the cold winter months, when they are at their busiest, and I came here to wish them all the best over the busy festive period and to thank them for all their hard work."

Paul Devlin Omagh Delivery Office Manager said: "Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail. Our people really do pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly, but even more so over the busy festive period. We are really grateful that Mr McAleer came along to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes."

Paul added: "Our people do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts. And as usual, we'd like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings!"

The recommended last posting dates for mail are:

  • Thursday 20 December for 1st Class items
  • Tuesday 18 December for 2nd Class items
  • Saturday 22 December for Special Delivery items

Customers can 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:

  • Use a 1st Class stamp! - Post 1st Class for just 60p and have your Christmas card delivered the next day - anywhere in the UK.
  • Post early! - Avoid disappointment by posting your cards and parcels early. The last posting dates this Christmas are: December 18 for 2nd Class mail; December 20 for 1st Class mail; December 22 for Special Delivery.
  • 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 Christmas with Royal Mail visit: www.royalmail.comor call 08457 740 740.

For further information contact:
Barbara Roulston, Royal Mail Press Office
Tel: 028 9089 2052
Mob: 07885 269003
Email: Barbara.roulston@royalmail.com

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