Chairman thanks local posties for first class Christmas

Chairman of NKDC Coun John Money at Metheringham postal depot. EMN-160512-155931001
Chairman of NKDC Coun John Money at Metheringham postal depot. EMN-160512-155931001

The chairman of North Kesteven District Council, Coun John Money, visited the Royal Mail’s Metheringham Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during their busiest period

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, December 20, First Class - Wednesday, December 21 and Special Delivery - Thursday, December 22.

Coun John Money wanted to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and was shown around by manager Neil Newell, meeting the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the North Kesteven district over the Christmas period.

Coun Money said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period.

“I thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”

Mr Newell said: “It was a pleasure to show Coun Money our Christmas operation and to hear his kind words of encouragement and support.”