Bolton's Calvin Steet Post Office to open on Sundays

Bolton North delivery office in Calvin Street

Bolton North delivery office in Calvin Street

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , news editor

ONE of Bolton’s busiest post offices is one of the first in the country to open on Sundays.

The Bolton North Delivery Office will be open between noon and 4pm from this Sunday as part of a pilot scheme.

It means people can now pick up parcels seven days a week from the post office.

Rob Jenson, operations director for Royal Mail, said: “We are continuing to be more customer responsive and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online.

“I am delighted to pilot Sunday afternoon opening at 100 of our delivery offices across the UK with the highest parcel volumes, including Bolton North.”

Bolton North has been chosen because it is one of the 100 busiest delivery offices in the country.

The decision was taken the open the Calvin Street post office seven days a week to make it easier for people to receive items they have ordered online.

Back in June Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, also launched a Sunday delivery service for online shoppers through participating e-retailers.

The service is available to contract customers across the UK.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: “This is part of an on-going programme by Royal Mail to be more customer responsive and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online.”

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11:15am Tue 2 Sep 14

atlas123 says...

Woohoo finally, welcome to the 21st Century.
Woohoo finally, welcome to the 21st Century. atlas123
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11:39am Tue 2 Sep 14

Djorkaeff's right peg says...

As a sole trader who receives a large quantity of parcels during the week, but not always home to take delivery - this represents very good news indeed!
As a sole trader who receives a large quantity of parcels during the week, but not always home to take delivery - this represents very good news indeed! Djorkaeff's right peg
  • Score: 2

12:03pm Tue 2 Sep 14

LordLeverhulme says...

It's a sorting office or a delivery office for Royal Mail.
It is NOT a Post Office.
It's a sorting office or a delivery office for Royal Mail. It is NOT a Post Office. LordLeverhulme
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1:06pm Tue 2 Sep 14

keithyno.1 says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
It's a sorting office or a delivery office for Royal Mail.
It is NOT a Post Office.
Very good point! When I saw the headline I thought it was going to be somewhere you could go on a Sunday to post items (parcels, signed for/special delivery etc), tax your car, use Passport Check & Send, obtain foreign currency and all the other counter services provided by the Post Office, which would have been VERY handy!

But no, it's purely to collect mail from a Royal Mail delivery office.

It's just another example of the abysmal, sloppy journalism we see all too often in the BN. Reporters, please try and get your FACTS right...it's not difficult, with the slightest bit of research!!
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: It's a sorting office or a delivery office for Royal Mail. It is NOT a Post Office.[/p][/quote]Very good point! When I saw the headline I thought it was going to be somewhere you could go on a Sunday to post items (parcels, signed for/special delivery etc), tax your car, use Passport Check & Send, obtain foreign currency and all the other counter services provided by the Post Office, which would have been VERY handy! But no, it's purely to collect mail from a Royal Mail delivery office. It's just another example of the abysmal, sloppy journalism we see all too often in the BN. Reporters, please try and get your FACTS right...it's not difficult, with the slightest bit of research!! keithyno.1
  • Score: 10
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