Vale Mayor thanks local postmen and women for hard work during the holiday season

Vale Mayor Councillor Leighton Rowlands visited the Vale’s Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post.


  • Friday, 14 December 2018

    Vale of Glamorgan

Vale Delivery Office Manager, Kevin Beames, introduced the Mayor to the postmen and women, who are working over the Christmas period.


The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts as well as sending Christmas cards and parcels.


Mayor of the Vale Council, Cllr Leighton Rowlands said: “Vale Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands, said: “It was great to visit the delivery office to see that hard work they do to ensure our Christmas gifts and letter get to our love ones on time.


“I was honoured to help them sort through the post. I would like to wish everyone at the

royal mail a Merry Christmas and happy new year they definitely the lifeblood of our community.”



 Vale Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands visited the Vale’s Delivery Office




Royal Mail also plays a key role in e-commerce for many businesses sending goods to customers throughout Christmas shopping season.




Kevin Beames, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “Our postmen and women

are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas parcels, cards, letters and parcels to

people in Vale of Glamorgan.


We are grateful that The Mayor, Leighton Rowlands visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.


“We’d like to remind our customers to post early and to ensure all their mail is posted by the recommended dates, so that friends and family can enjoy their Christmas greetings and parcels.

If everyone uses the postcode on every item of mail, this also helps us greatly in the job that we do at this very busy time.”



Tips, Information and Help 


Customers do not need to travel to a Royal Mail Delivery office to pick up parcels if they can’t or do not want to.


They can arrange a redelivery free of charge on a day that is convenient for them (including Saturdays), or Royal Mail can deliver the item to a different address within the same postcode area.


This service can be arranged by calling the number on the “Something for You” card we leave or by visiting our website at


Royal Mail can also now leave many mail items with a neighbour if customers are not at home when we attempt delivery.

Customers can nominate a dedicated neighbour to take in their parcels by filling in a form at their delivery office.



The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:


  • Second Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018

  • First Class – Thursday 20 December 2018

  • Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018



Customers can also help Royal Mail ensure that all their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps:




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Post early 

Avoid disappointment by posting your cards and parcels early.  





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Use the postcode

A clearly addressed card or parcel, with a postcode, and return address on the back of the envelope, will ensure quick and efficient delivery.


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Use Special Delivery

For valuable and important packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.

Wrap parcels well and always give a return address 





For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, visit the website or call 03457 740 740.