15 December 2023
Dunne thanks local posties ahead of Christmas

South Shropshire MP, Philip Dunne, visited Craven Arms delivery office today (Friday 15th December) to thank local posties for their hard work ahead of Christmas.  

Mr Dunne was shown around by Customer Operations Manager, Jessica Keay, who introduced him to many of the 39 postmen and women preparing their rounds. Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail, who deliver millions of Christmas cards, parcels and other mail to households across the UK.  

Mr Dunne said: 

“Our posties do tremendous work delivering thousands of letters, cards and parcels across South Shropshire in time for Christmas. So I was pleased to be able to visit Royal Mail’s delivery office in Craven Arms to thank staff for their hard work, especially in the run up to Christmas. 

“I was particularly pleased to learn that the delivery office is now fully staffed, with all vacancies filled with enthusiastic posties for the New Year.  

“There is not long left to ensure any posted items arrive in time for Christmas, so if you are sending mail please check the last posting dates, to make sure you are not disappointed.” 


Last posting dates for Christmas are as follows:  

Monday 18 December 2nd Class/2nd Class Signed For/Royal Mail Tracked 48®** 

Wednesday 20 December       1st Class/1st Class Signed For/Royal Mail Tracked 24®** 

Thursday 21 December          Special Delivery Guaranteed® 

Friday 22 December               Special Delivery Guaranteed® (Guaranteed Saturday delivery for an extra fee) 


Photo: (top) Philip Dunne MP with Tracey John, postie for Hopton Castle area 

Photo: (bottom) Customer Operations Manager at Craven Arms delivery office, Jessica Keay, with Philip Dunne MP