Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, has urged Royal Mail to reconsider its decision to stop dropping off undelivered items at local sub-post offices and will be meeting with them to try to resolve the issue.
Graham said, “I have heard from many constituents that it is most convenient for them to be able to collect their undelivered items from their local sub-post offices. Until recently, this is exactly what Royal Mail did with items too bulky to go through letterboxes, but now they have changed their policy and people either have to go to the Annie Reed Road Sorting office to collect them or ask that the items be redelivered. Royal Mail say they have stopped dropping off items at post offices because a Royal Mail pilot in our area last year showed that people’s preference is for the new delivery to a neighbour scheme.
“Before Christmas Royal Mail listened to my constituents’ concerns that the Annie Reed Road Sorting Office in Beverley had closed its yard to customer parking. I would like to thank Royal Mail for changing its mind and allowing people to park in the yard while they collect their packages. This is excellent news for my constituents, but now we need Royal Mail’s help again and I will be meeting them face to face to ask for it.
“I have asked Royal Mail to reinstate the old system of dropping off undelivered items at local post offices, as this is what many of my constituents want. I hope that my representation will succeed in changing Royal Mail’s minds again, as we did with success on the Annie Reed Road sorting office issue before Christmas. After all, Royal Mail is there to serve its customers and not there to run the business to suit itself.”