Post retimed

Royal Mail customers are being warned that new delivery routes could affect what time they get their post.

The company is reorganising its routes as it now delivers more parcels, because of a growing number of people who shop online. The majority of customers will continue to get their mail by lunchtime, but some could receive it earlier or later than before, depending on where they live on the new routes.

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12:43pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

As long as the post arrives by 6pm (when, like many people I get home from work) all is good with me.

I'd like to be able to tell my postman just to "hold" my parcels at the sorting office though and pop a card through my door. It seems such a waste trekking them round the streets when I won't be in to accept it (my neighbours often work nights, so I'd hate for them to be woken).
As long as the post arrives by 6pm (when, like many people I get home from work) all is good with me. I'd like to be able to tell my postman just to "hold" my parcels at the sorting office though and pop a card through my door. It seems such a waste trekking them round the streets when I won't be in to accept it (my neighbours often work nights, so I'd hate for them to be woken). Andrew:Oxford
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1:45pm Wed 23 Jan 13

online_reader says...

I'd be happy for parcels to be held at the sorting office provided the sorting office was open daily until 8pm to allow me to collect it. A 3 hour window on a Saturday is not sufficient.
I'd be happy for parcels to be held at the sorting office provided the sorting office was open daily until 8pm to allow me to collect it. A 3 hour window on a Saturday is not sufficient. online_reader
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3:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

online_reader wrote:
I'd be happy for parcels to be held at the sorting office provided the sorting office was open daily until 8pm to allow me to collect it. A 3 hour window on a Saturday is not sufficient.
I think the Cowley one is open till at least 7pm, 4 days a week, that's very good.
[quote][p][bold]online_reader[/bold] wrote: I'd be happy for parcels to be held at the sorting office provided the sorting office was open daily until 8pm to allow me to collect it. A 3 hour window on a Saturday is not sufficient.[/p][/quote]I think the Cowley one is open till at least 7pm, 4 days a week, that's very good. Grunden Skip
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7:25am Thu 24 Jan 13

Myron Blatz says...

The whole thing is a very sic joke. It isn't that long ago when Oxford had two mail deliveries per day, with the first around or just after breakfast - unless you were a student, when it would have seemed like the middle of the night! What Royal Mail is doing is continuing its policy of side-lining the letters and mail side of the business, and concentrating money and manpower on developing the parcels business, with an eye to selling that off. What will happen, is that like telephones, gas, railways, electricity and water, the British public will have been conned-rotten by both Labour and Tory-led governments into off-loading publicly owned utilities, and then being faced with costs and charges forced upon people from the private sector which are heavily load prices with 'free market economy' greed. The hype and spin is that privatising 'saves money' but the reality is that it costs jobs, and invariably leads to much higher prices - you only have to look at electricity and rail fares to see this.
The whole thing is a very sic joke. It isn't that long ago when Oxford had two mail deliveries per day, with the first around or just after breakfast - unless you were a student, when it would have seemed like the middle of the night! What Royal Mail is doing is continuing its policy of side-lining the letters and mail side of the business, and concentrating money and manpower on developing the parcels business, with an eye to selling that off. What will happen, is that like telephones, gas, railways, electricity and water, the British public will have been conned-rotten by both Labour and Tory-led governments into off-loading publicly owned utilities, and then being faced with costs and charges forced upon people from the private sector which are heavily load prices with 'free market economy' greed. The hype and spin is that privatising 'saves money' but the reality is that it costs jobs, and invariably leads to much higher prices - you only have to look at electricity and rail fares to see this. Myron Blatz
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