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Daniel Zeichner MP thanks first class postal workers ahead of Christmas

Daniel Zeichner MP has visited the Cambridge Delivery Office to thank local postal workers for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period of the year

This year Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary, with this festive period marking half a millennium of delivering Christmas cards and parcels. The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are:  Second Class - Tuesday 20 December, First Class - Wednesday 21 December and Special Delivery - Thursday 22 December.

Daniel Zeichner MP visited the Cambridge Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff. Mr Zeichner was shown round the office by Delivery Office Manager, James Tully, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Cambridge 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. 345 full time staff and 51 part time staff sort, process and deliver mail in Cambridge.

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.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “The festive period marks the busiest time of the year for postal workers, with hundreds of people involved in the operation at Cambridge’s Delivery Office.  I would like to thank our first class postal workers for their hard work, and for going the extra mile, to ensure that cards and presents arrive in time for Christmas”.

James Tully, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show Daniel 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.”

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