Councillor Simon Inch, Chair of Torridge District Council passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women when he visited Bideford Sorting Office on Friday 21st December. Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Councillor Inch saw the hard work and dedication of local postal workers to sort and deliver festive parcels, cards and letters.
At the break of dawn staff start to arrive and sort their own post before loading their vans. The Sorting Office Manager, David Parish, provided a guided tour of the facilities and explained how the operation works. The sorting office was very busy and David explained that due to the large inflow of parcels since October, this was the busiest Christmas period they have ever had in Bideford.
Councillor Simon Inch, Chair of Torridge District Council said:
“At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. When I walked in I was amazed to see over 40 staff hard at work sorting Friday’s mail for Bideford and the surrounding villages (there are also sorting offices in Holsworthy, Hartland and Torrington). It was great to receive such a warm welcome from all of the staff and fascinating to share their experiences. These people go out in all weathers throughout the year to deliver our mail and I’d like to say a big thank you for the sterling work they all do. I admire all the staff working under so much pressure on our behalf so that we receive parcels and cards in time for Christmas”