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Posties have got it off pat

Leader of Waltham Forest Council, Chris Robbins, was impressed with how efficient the Royal Mail Delivery Office in Walthamstow was when he visited today (24 November).

Chris popped his head in during the busiest time of the year, and witnessed an air of non-stop activity tempered by a cool level of professionalism that saw the job done without panic or fuss.

“When you witness the sheer scale of the operation you realise what a huge job they have got,” said Chris. “The numbers of parcels and letters they will have passing through that office over the next month is phenomenal.”

Matthew Scott, the Delivery Office Manager, walked Chris around the operation and introduced him to key members of staff. “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Walthamstow.

“We are grateful that the Leader visited the office to see our operation and to support the team. We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings and to ask them all to please also use the postcode as this helps us greatly in the job that we do at this busy time.”

As well as passing on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postal staff, Chris also praised the huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class service over the festive season.

“It was great to meet the team at Walthamstow,” he said. “Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best. It means a lot to our residents to get those cards and presents delivered on time and it is easy to take for granted just how much work goes into achieving it.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are Saturday 19 for Second Class, Monday 21 for First Class and Wednesday 23 for Special Delivery. Ensure that all their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by posting early, using a postcode, using Special Delivery for valuable and important packages, and wrapping parcels well with a return address.

For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates visit or call 03457 740 740.

Photo: Leader of Waltham Forest Council Chris Robbins wishes Walthamstow Delivery Office Manager Matthew Scott all the best at the busiest time of year.

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