AN ASSEMBLY Member has thanked local postmen and women for delivering a first class Christmas.

Hannah Blythyn, Delyn AM, visited the Mold Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and congratulate staff.

The AM was shown around the office by Lee Fennell, delivery office manager, and was introduced to postmen and women.

She said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women 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 Mold and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time, as well as thanking them for delivering our mail services all through the year, in all weathers.”

The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period with millions of people shopping online for gifts as well as sending Christmas cards and parcels.

The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are December 18 for second class postage, December 20 for first class and December 22 for special delivery.

Mr Fennell said: “We’d like to remind our customers to post early and to ensure all their mail is posted by the recommended dates, so that friends and family can enjoy their Christmas greetings and parcels.

“If everyone uses the postcode on every item of mail, this also helps us greatly in the job that we do at this very busy time.”

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