Changes to Royal Mail's Newport delivery times

CHANGES to Royal Mail delivery mean Newport residents may receive their post at a different time of day.

Due reduced volumes of letters being sent and increases in parcels, the company says it is trying to make delivery more efficient with new routes and methods, such as postmen sharing a van.

The service will still deliver to homes six days a week and “many customers” will continue to get their mail before lunchtime.

But customers in NP10 and NP20 postcodes may notice letters arriving earlier or later in the day.

There will be no job losses as a result of these changes and Royal Mail will be writing to everyone affected.

A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “Royal Mail will be doing everything possible to maintain a high level of service and thanks customers for their understanding.”

Part of the changes will see delivery staff using shared vans and trolleys.

The changes will come in over the next few weeks.

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8:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

sperduti says...

well my post in the NP20 area has been coming about 12, and 1.00 for a very long time now so this is nothing new!!! why cant we get our post like we used to early about 8.30 then a 2nd post at 11 !! with the price of stamps now and large price rises in parcels why should we have to wait until lunch time for our post!!!!
well my post in the NP20 area has been coming about 12, and 1.00 for a very long time now so this is nothing new!!! why cant we get our post like we used to early about 8.30 then a 2nd post at 11 !! with the price of stamps now and large price rises in parcels why should we have to wait until lunch time for our post!!!! sperduti
  • Score: 10

8:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

Lliswerry Man says...

Agree Sperduti, this later mail scenario simply means many of us have to go to the NEVER able to park at Depot at the rear of the old train station, or down by Car Auctions, thus not ECO friendly having to have us all go collect our mail, as we happen to be out later in the day such as 11,12,1pm onwards......working etc.

The old original system of them arriving Before 8am was perfect. arrive before "most" leave for work or school runs.

Now instead we have more and more cars travelling to get their mail as they happen to be at work when the postman delivers or attempts delivery.

And do not even mention trying to RING both Depots in Newport to arrange a redelivery.......esp
ecially for those who have no internet access.

If they started to deliver back to EARLY mornings, they might find they do not have so much returned.... and actually deliver first time!! and thus not have such a stockpile of parcels.
Agree Sperduti, this later mail scenario simply means many of us have to go to the NEVER able to park at Depot at the rear of the old train station, or down by Car Auctions, thus not ECO friendly having to have us all go collect our mail, as we happen to be out later in the day such as 11,12,1pm onwards......working etc. The old original system of them arriving Before 8am was perfect. arrive before "most" leave for work or school runs. Now instead we have more and more cars travelling to get their mail as they happen to be at work when the postman delivers or attempts delivery. And do not even mention trying to RING both Depots in Newport to arrange a redelivery.......esp ecially for those who have no internet access. If they started to deliver back to EARLY mornings, they might find they do not have so much returned.... and actually deliver first time!! and thus not have such a stockpile of parcels. Lliswerry Man
  • Score: 1

11:13am Wed 26 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

I couldn't give a monkey's at present about what time they deliver. I'm more concerned about what DAY they deliver. Over the last couple of months, I've noticed that my mail is arriving days overdue. I had a first class letter arrive about three weeks ago that was eight days overdue. And just last week, I received a letter from my bank telling me of a deduction to be made on my account on the 14th - that I didn't get through my letterbox until the 17th.
I couldn't give a monkey's at present about what time they deliver. I'm more concerned about what DAY they deliver. Over the last couple of months, I've noticed that my mail is arriving days overdue. I had a first class letter arrive about three weeks ago that was eight days overdue. And just last week, I received a letter from my bank telling me of a deduction to be made on my account on the 14th - that I didn't get through my letterbox until the 17th. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 4

5:23pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Dolieboy says...

On average, I get one delivery a week. This is since they no longer do early morning deliveries and by the time they get to my block of flats, the time lock for the door has gone off and the postman is unable to get in.

I usually get mail on a Saturday, as they seem to deliver earlier then. Most of it is however is out of date and the junk mail goes straight in the bin.

People are paying for a service that Royal Mail are failing to supply, even worse is the price of stamps.
On average, I get one delivery a week. This is since they no longer do early morning deliveries and by the time they get to my block of flats, the time lock for the door has gone off and the postman is unable to get in. I usually get mail on a Saturday, as they seem to deliver earlier then. Most of it is however is out of date and the junk mail goes straight in the bin. People are paying for a service that Royal Mail are failing to supply, even worse is the price of stamps. Dolieboy
  • Score: -2

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