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Nia Griffith MP visited Llanelli Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

The Llanelli MP was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Anthony Pridmore, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the localarea over the Christmas period.

The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.

As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work, delivering to every single address in the UK.

Nia said: “What struck me on my visit to Llanelli sorting office this November was the mountain of packages they are dealing with. The great increase in people doing online shopping in readiness for Christmas means that the Christmas rush for the Royal Mail now starts earlier than ever. I’d like to thank all the postal workers for the lengths they go to ensure that all these presents are safely delivered and that’s even before they start on the cards. And let’s not forget the excellent service we get from them all year-round.”

Anthony Pridmore, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show Ms Griffith our Christmas operation and to hear her kind words of encouragement and support. We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the festive season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:

Second Class – Tuesday 20 December 2016

First Class – Wednesday 21 December 2016

Special Delivery – Thursday 22 December 2016