Colonel Panic wrote:
Not that long ago when they wanted to stop the "2nd post" they half promised to get the first post delivered early. We never get ours until after 11, and more often than not it is after lunch. And I now see they want to ditch Saturday deliveries too.
And whilst I am in whinge mode, have you had the misfortune to need to go to a Post Office recently?
Ho Hum, #MrAngryFromTunbridgeWells
Consider yourself lucky.
About 4 years back, Royal Mail discontinued our delivery service entirely. Granted, we are a little out of the way as delivery takes them a mile up a lane and back so I might have accepted an argument based on economics. However, their excuse for avoiding their universal service obligation in our case was health and safety. They have to open a gate on the way down, and the hard track at one point crosses an open field. This was held to be too dangerous for the postmen even though no postman had ever had a problem accessing the property.
I'm sure such decisions help the chief executive's bonus.
By the way, for those who want to see RM lose the franchise, beware of what you wish for. We never order online using couriers. Too many experiences of items not delivered. We have even found items simply thrown in hedges at the top of the lane. At least RM still has the obligation to hold things for us for collection. Our own sad situation could become much more common for any slightly rural property under a truly commercial setup.
For info, the Royal Mail and the Post Office are entirely separate organisations these days.
Ho hum, #MrEvenMoreAngryFromUsk.