Royal Mail visit delivers festive goodwill

David Mackintosh MP visited the Northampton Central and Crow Lane Delivery Offices to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

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Mr Mackintosh was shown around the offices by Delivery Office Manager Ricki Pike and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Northampton South 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 Mackintosh said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period.”

“I thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”

Ricki Pike, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show David our Christmas operation and to hear his kind words of encouragement and support.

“We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the Festive Season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”