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.


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:

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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