Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP has visited Royal Mail's Cirencester delivery office to pass on best Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.
Mr Clifton-Brown was shown round the office by local Delivery Office Manager James Delrosa and was introduced to all the postmen and women who are working hard doing their bit to sort and deliver all the cards and parcels in the Cirencester area in the run-up to Christmas.
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP said: "It was great to meet the hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Cirencester delivery office and to see at first hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.
"Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year. I like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period."
James Delrosa, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Cirencester said: "Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail. Our people really do pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly, but even more so over the busy festive period. We are grateful that Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP came along to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes."
James Delrosa added: "Our people do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts. And as usual, we'd like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings!"
The recommended last posting dates for mail are:
Thursday 20 December for 1st Class items
Tuesday 18 December for 2nd Class items
Saturday 22 December for Special Delivery items
The last recommended posting dates for international mail are:
Wednesday 5 December for airmail to Asia, Far East, Australia and New Zealand
Friday 7 December for airmail to South & Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East
Monday 10 December for airmail to Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan
Wednesday 12 December for airmail items to Western Europe
Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds