Russell Brown MP has visited Royal Mail’s Castle Douglas delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.
Mr Brown was shown round the office by local Delivery Office Manager, Neil Muirhead, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering all cards and parcels in the Castle Douglas area in the run-up to Christmas.
Mr Brown said: “It was great to meet the dedicated, hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Castle Douglas delivery office and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.
“Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year. I like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”
Neil Muirhead, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Castle Douglas, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail. Our people pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly, but even more so over the busy festive period. We are grateful that Russell Brown MP came along to sees the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”
“Our people do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts. We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings!”
The recommended last posting dates for mail are:
Friday 20 December for 1st Class items
Wednesday 18 December for 2nd Class items
Monday 23 December for Special Delivery items
The recommended International posting dates for 2013 are:
Friday 13 December for airmail to USA
Saturday 14 December for airmail items to Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)