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Alex thanks local posties as they gear up to deliver a first-class Christmas

Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, has visited Orde Wingate Way delivery office, to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on early Season’s Greetings to its hardworking staff.

Alex was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Tom Carver,and introduced to the postmen and women, who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Stockton North in the forthcoming 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. Royal Mail also plays a key role in e-commerce for many businesses sending goods to customers throughout Christmas shopping season.

Alex said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of our posties clearer than during the festive period. There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas all over the country.

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

Tom Carver, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “Our postmen and women will be working extremely hard to deliver Christmas parcels, cards, letters and parcels to people in Stockton North over the festive period. We are pleased that Alex could visit the office to see our operation and to support the team.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are

2nd Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018, 1st Class – Thursday 20 December 2018, and Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018

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