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Hucknall MP Mark Spencer has passed on his Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the town’s Delivery Office

Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Mr Spencer saw the hard work and dedication of postal workers to sort and deliver festive mail.

The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are, for Second Class, Thursday 18th December and, for First Class, Saturday 20th December.

Mr Spencer was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager Graham Jeffrey and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas.

Mr Spencer told the Dispatch: “It was great to meet postmen and women at Royal Mail’s Hucknall Delivery Office and see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.

“Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and help to deliver Christmas for many people and families in our area.”

And Mr Spencer added: “I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”

Mr Jeffrey commented: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Hucknall.

“We are grateful that Mark visited the office to see our operation and to support the team during our busiest time of year.

“We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings.”

For special delivery, the date is Tuesday 23rd December.

Royal Mail added that customers could help by ensuring that their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps.

People are strongly advised to avoid disappointment by posting cards and parcels early.

People should use a postcode because a clearly addressed card or parcel, with a postcode, and return address on the back of the envelope, will, according to Royal Mail, ensure quick and efficient delivery.

Royal Mail says that people could use Use Special Delivery for valuable packages and parcels in order to guarantee delivery.

Using this service means that gifts are tracked, traced and they are also insured against loss.

For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, people are advised to visit www.royalmail.com or call 03457 740 740.