Councillors deliver Christmas Cheer to Erdington Postal Workers

Cllr Robert Alden, Cllr Bob Beauchamp and Cllr Gareth Moore passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Erdington Delivery Office, including delivering boxes of mince pies for the staff to enjoy as a token of their appreciation.

  • Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and the Councilorssaw the hard work and dedication of postal workers to sort and deliver festive mail

  • The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are: Second Class – Thursday 18th December and First Class- Saturday 20th December

  • Cllr Robert Alden, Cllr Bob Beauchamp and Cllr Gareth Moorehave visited Royal Mail’s Erdington delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.


    The Councilors were shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager,Paul Prendergast, and were introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas.


    Cllr Alden said:“It was great to meet postmen and women at Royal Mail’s Erdington delivery office and see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year, across our local area"


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


    Paul Prendergast, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Erdington, commented:“Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Erdington. We are grateful that the Councilorsvisited 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.”


    The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:

    Second Class – Thursday 18thDecember

    First Class – Saturday 20thDecember

    Special Delivery – Tuesday 23rdDecember


    Customers can also help Royal Mail ensure that all their letters, cards 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 a 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 packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.

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