December 20, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea MP thanks town's Royal Mail staff during Xmas rush

Burnham-On-Sea's MP has congratulated the town’s postmen and women for all their hard work ahead of Christmas during a visit to their delivery office.

MP James Heappey met with staff in Burnham-On-Sea, where he found out about how Royal Mail's military-style operation works at the busiest time of the year.

Around 280,000 letters and parcels are delivered the week before Christmas in Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and the surrounding villages.

Mr Heappey said he wanted to show his appreciation for all the hard work the staff put in.

He said: "The Royal Mail very kindly invite MPs to drop in on the local sorting office each year at Christmas."

"So, I went to Burnham’s sorting office and met with the postmen and women who are getting us all of our presents and cards, ahead of the big day next week."

"There are some extraordinary sights – it is piled high with parcels and letters. Around 280,000 letters and parcels go through the sorting office this week alone. That is an unbelievable workload for the men and women going out in all weathers."

"I am sure everyone will join me in thanking them for all their hard work."


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