Tameside post offices to stay open longer in Christmas build-up
Tuesday 6th December 2016 @ 07:09 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community Hyde News Stalybridge

Royal Mail have released their festive opening hours over the festive period.

The postal service company will be operating extended opening hours in over 1,200 delivery offices in the main cities and towns this month, to offer more convenience to its customers picking up parcels.

Precise times over Christmas and New Year are available at every delivery office.

Some of Royal Mail’s delivery offices are opening until 5pm on Christmas Eve – but customers are reminded to post early for Christmas and post by the recommended UK posting dates.

The latest recommended posting dates for Christmas in the UK are as follows:

Tuesday, December 20 – Second Class mail
Wednesday, December 21 – First Class mail
Thursday, December 22 – Special Delivery
Friday, December 23 – Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed

Sue Whalley, Royal Mail’s Chief Operations Officer, said: “Opening many of our busiest delivery offices later helps our customers at this very busy time of the year.”


By Caitlin Galloway