Roy Beggs MLA Delivers Christmas Cheer to Postal Workers

Roy Beggs MLA visited Royal Mail sorting staff in Larne

Roy Beggs MLA visited Royal Mail sorting staff in Larne

  • Roy Beggs MLA passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at the Larne Delivery Office
  • Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Mr Beggs saw 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

Roy Beggs MLA has visited Royal Mail’s Larne delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

Mr Beggs was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Ivan Johnston, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas.

Mr Beggs said: “It was great to meet postmen and women at Royal Mail’s Larne delivery office and see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year. It was also useful to learn directly of the issues affecting our local postal services.

“Our postal workers do such an important job particularly at this time of year when so many parcels and Christmas cards are delivered locally for many people and families. I would like to thank all the local postal staff for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”

Ivan Johnston, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Larne, commented: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Larne. We are grateful that Roy visited 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 18th December

First Class – Saturday 20th December

Special Delivery – Tuesday 23rd December

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.
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