John McDonnell visited postal workers in his constituency to thank them for their efforts during the busiest time of the year.
Mr McDonnell, the Labour Shadow Chancellor, was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Alison Ray, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the Hayes area during the Festive season.
He said: “There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas at Royal Mail’s busiest time of year.
“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 over the busy festive period.”
“We are grateful that John visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.”
Ms Ray hopes to remind customers to send their post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings.
She added: “We would also like to ask everyone to please always use the postcode as this helps us greatly in the job that we do at this busy time.”
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 and important packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.
- Wrap parcels well and always give a return address