Brake thanks Royal Mail as they prepare to deliver a first class Christmas


Tom Brake MP visited Wallington Royal Mail Delivery Office to pass on early Season’s Greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff, as they prepare for the Christmas period.

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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 the Christmas shopping season.

Customers can now nominate a neighbour to take in their parcels, when they are not at home, by filling in a form at their delivery office. Additionally, they can arrange a redelivery, free of charge, on a day that is convenient for them or Royal Mail can deliver the item to a different address within the same postcode area.

These services can be arranged by visiting: www.royalmail.com/redelivery.

Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:

"The Christmas season is incredibly busy as families around the country pack and post their parcels or cards. It was a pleasure meeting Wallington Royal Mail Delivery Office staff as they deliver the items that make our Christmases so special."


The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are:

  • Second Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018
  • First Class – Thursday 20 December 2018
  • Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018

Customers can also help Royal Mail ensure that all their letters and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps:

  • Post early – Avoid disappointment by posting your cards and parcels early.
  • Use the postcode – A clearly addressed card or parcel, with a postcode, and return address on the back of the envelope, will ensure quick and efficient delivery.
  • Use Special Delivery – For valuable and important packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.
  • Wrap parcels well and always give a return address

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