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 20 December, First Class - Wednesday 21 December and Special Delivery - Thursday 22 December.
Councillor Roy Perry visited the Romsey Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.
Councillor Perry was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, James Thompson, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Romsey area over the Christmas period.
The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period - as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.
Councillor Perry 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.”
James Thompson, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to showcase our operation and to hear the kind words of encouragement and support. We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the Festive Season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”