THE MAYOR of Worcester has thanked postmen and women across the City for helping to deliver a first class Christmas.
Coun Paul Denham dropped into the Royal Mail’s Warndon Delivery Office on Thursday (December 15) to thank postmen and women for their hard work during the festive season.
The Mayor was given a tour around the office by Glenn George, Royal Mail’s delivery office manager for Worcester and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the City over the Christmas period.
Royal Mail has been celebrating its 500th anniversary this year, with this festive period marking half a millennium of delivering Christmas cards and parcels.
Coun Denham said: “Postal workers handle hugely increased volumes of packages, letters and Christmas cards during December.
“Despite automation, there’s still a great deal of manual handling and delivery staff are often outside in cold, wet and windy weather.
“Everyone appreciates receiving cards and presents, but we should remember Royal Mail delivers an excellent service all year round.”
Mr George said: “It was a pleasure to showcase our operation and to hear the kind words of encouragement and support.
“We’re 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.”