Postal workers among the best in the country

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POSTAL deliveries in Bolton are among some of the best in the country.

Royal Mail has released delivery figures for the town for between April and June which show 93.8 per cent of first class mail was delivered the day after it was posted. This is above the national target of 93 per cent.

Tony Baxter, Royal Mail Delivery Director for Bolton, said: “We are extremely pleased that we are delivering a high quality service for our customers. It’s down to our local postmen and women, out on their routes six days a week, who are determined to deliver the best possible service to our customers.”

The best first class delivery results were in Perth, Scotland, where a 97 per cent performance was achieved.

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9:19am Wed 5 Sep 12

Reality50 says...

10 years ago we all received two deliveries a day at around 7am and lunchtime.Post was always on time and the service was good.Now we get one delivery a day roughly around 1pm.If this is progress then god help us!
10 years ago we all received two deliveries a day at around 7am and lunchtime.Post was always on time and the service was good.Now we get one delivery a day roughly around 1pm.If this is progress then god help us! Reality50
  • Score: 3

12:11pm Wed 5 Sep 12

atlas123 says...

10yrs ago i used to receive all-sorts of important documents through the door.
Bank statements, gas bills, electric bills, council tax, phone bills, council tax documents, car insurance letters from solicitors and pension companies, credit card statements. Now the vast majority of that is by internet or email.

THAT IS PROGRESS.

The vast majority of what i get now is adverts or junkmail.

Luddite!
10yrs ago i used to receive all-sorts of important documents through the door. Bank statements, gas bills, electric bills, council tax, phone bills, council tax documents, car insurance letters from solicitors and pension companies, credit card statements. Now the vast majority of that is by internet or email. THAT IS PROGRESS. The vast majority of what i get now is adverts or junkmail. Luddite! atlas123
  • Score: 1

12:52pm Wed 5 Sep 12

lindlandl says...

Truly fab in our area... Now once a day, by 4pm if we're lucky and no regular postman for several years. However, they do deliver really efficiently, usually by taking the short cut straight across the lawn.
Truly fab in our area... Now once a day, by 4pm if we're lucky and no regular postman for several years. However, they do deliver really efficiently, usually by taking the short cut straight across the lawn. lindlandl
  • Score: 2

8:36pm Wed 5 Sep 12

underwater says...

We have just lost our regular postman and since he went we have had post for the same house number in a nearby avenue,and yesterday we got one for a Wigan address with a WIGAN POSTCODE.Can our new postperson not read i wonder. Come on, I think we can have better service than this.I also wonder if my mail is being delivered elsewhere.Please can we have Brendan back.Smithills resident.
We have just lost our regular postman and since he went we have had post for the same house number in a nearby avenue,and yesterday we got one for a Wigan address with a WIGAN POSTCODE.Can our new postperson not read i wonder. Come on, I think we can have better service than this.I also wonder if my mail is being delivered elsewhere.Please can we have Brendan back.Smithills resident. underwater
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