Council chairman passes on season’s greetings to Richmond postal staff

Richmondshire District Council chairman, Councillor Bill Glover, has seen at first-hand how the Christmas post gets through – and passed on season’s greetings to postal staff.

He visited Richmond’s sorting office this week to see the men and women who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the busy Christmas period.

The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts as well as sending Christmas cards and parcels.

“At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period,” he said.

“It was great to meet the team in Richmond and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they will go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time, as well as thanking them for delivering our mail services all through the year, in all weathers.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:

Second Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018

First Class – Thursday 20 December 2018

Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018

For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates visit: or call 03457 740 740.