Philip Dunne MP dropped in on Friday to congratulate Ludlow’s Royal Mail staff for their impressive achievements in getting Christmas deliveries through following last weekend’s snowfall.
Ludlow sorting office normally handles around 18,000 items a day during December. On Wednesday last week, having been unable to deliver mail for three days with snow and icy conditions, over 100,000 items were delivered in one day.
Jonathan Hill, delivery office manager praised his staff: “It has been an incredible effort by all the team. Staff have given up days off and in some instances have worked from 4am until 6pm to ensure residents in and around Ludlow got their deliveries.
We had no-one off sick and all 34 members of the sorting office team in Ludlow have given their all this Christmas.”
Mr Dunne said: “I visited the Ludlow sorting office on Friday to congratulate the team for their exceptional efforts following last weekend’s snow.
I also wanted to congratulate them on achieving one of the highest performance compliance rates in the country for delivering parcels from Amazon. The Ludlow sorting office is the third best performing across the UK for delivering Amazon parcels, with a 99.6% compliance rate.”
This outstanding performance in same day delivery has recently been recognised in Royal Mail’s national in-House newspaper The Courier.
Photo: Philip Dunne MP with Nichola Evans, left, Brian Davies, 73 years young, Shropshire’s eldest postie, and Kerry Rogers