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Royal Mail - comes up trumps!

Post by Boro Boy » Sun May 31, 2020 2:07 am

So with no announcement I had a mail delivery on Saturday! Not world shattering but surprising!

So has mail been delivered this weekend elsewhere in the country or was this a one off...??? :crazy:
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Post by chatenough » Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am

I thought the Royal Mail always delivered on a Saturday,
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Post by Sarah » Sun May 31, 2020 7:58 am

It depends what it was; they only stopped letter deliveries, so if you received a package/parcel then that would still be within current expectations. I did see a Royal Mail van delivering to my street on Saturday.
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Post by pabenny » Sun May 31, 2020 8:42 am

chatenough wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am
I thought the Royal Mail always delivered on a Saturday,
Normally, they do. During the lockdown, Saturday mail deliveries have been suspended.
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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sun May 31, 2020 9:12 am

Not letters or parcels for me yesterday and I didn't see any Royal Mail van.
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Post by Luke_PieStalker » Sun May 31, 2020 3:44 pm

Postie told me parcels and packages are getting priority.

Not complaining since most of my mail is from BluepillCheapThrill.com.
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Post by Chadwick » Sun May 31, 2020 9:09 pm

I've received deliveries on weekends and evenings ver the past few months.
Probably mainly couriers, but pretty sure there's been some Royal Mail deliveries at random times too.
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Re: Royal Mail - comes up trumps!

Post by Boro Boy » Sun May 31, 2020 9:28 pm

chatenough wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am
I thought the Royal Mail always delivered on a Saturday,
No they announced 4 or 5 weeks ago that the stresses on their delivery system (even though they were moving much less letters) because of the Virus would only be relieved by dropping Saturday deliveries but I had not heard they were starting again so surprised... :shock:
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Post by garindan » Sun May 31, 2020 10:48 pm

Boro Boy wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:28 pm
chatenough wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am
I thought the Royal Mail always delivered on a Saturday,
No they announced 4 or 5 weeks ago that the stresses on their delivery system (even though they were moving much less letters) because of the Virus would only be relieved by dropping Saturday deliveries but I had not heard they were starting again so surprised... :shock:
Royal Mail is almost back to normal for most parcels now, apart from International and some low priority like 2nd class. It was letter deliveries on a Saturday they were cutting out, probably because of the horrendous backlog of parcels they had to clear from the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and letter deliveries were a distraction. They had more mail in the system than at peak Christmas on the Tuesday after, with some Mail Centers and Delivery Offices having less than 50% of staff present, so quite a problem to fix.
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Re: Royal Mail - comes up trumps!

Post by Boro Boy » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:33 am

garindan wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Boro Boy wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:28 pm
chatenough wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am
I thought the Royal Mail always delivered on a Saturday,
No they announced 4 or 5 weeks ago that the stresses on their delivery system (even though they were moving much less letters) because of the Virus would only be relieved by dropping Saturday deliveries but I had not heard they were starting again so surprised... :shock:
Royal Mail is almost back to normal for most parcels now, apart from International and some low priority like 2nd class. It was letter deliveries on a Saturday they were cutting out, probably because of the horrendous backlog of parcels they had to clear from the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and letter deliveries were a distraction. They had more mail in the system than at peak Christmas on the Tuesday after, with some Mail Centers and Delivery Offices having less than 50% of staff present, so quite a problem to fix.
Which takes us back to the question at the beginning about Saturday letter delivery....
Boro Boy wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 2:07 am
So with no announcement I had a mail delivery on Saturday! Not world shattering but surprising!

So has mail been delivered this weekend elsewhere in the country or was this a one off...??? :crazy:
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