Fears for daily deliveries quashed

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 June 2013

Archant

CONCERNS over daily post in a Somerset village have been quashed after Royal Mail confirmed it will continue to deliver every day.

East Huntspill Parish councillor Valerie Shellard told members at a meeting held on Monday that the village will need to brace itself for changes after she received a letter from the firm.

She said: “Are people aware that our postal services are being changed in the village?

“There is no set time that they are going to deliver. When they have a full van they will deliver. Whether it is 7am or 7pm.

“It is supposed to be making Royal Mail more efficient.

“I do wonder whether we will even get a daily post.”

A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “We apologise to any residents in the East Huntspill area who have experienced a change to their normal service.

“Every letter is important to us and we value the quality of service to our customers.

“We have recently introduced revisions to our delivery service to reflect the changing nature of the daily postbag – fewer letters and more parcels.

“This means that some customers will experience deliveries earlier in the day and some later.

“However, a six day a week delivery and collection service is central to the ‘universal service’ the Royal Mail is required to provide – and this service will continue.”

He urged anyone with concerns to go to royalmail.com or call 08457 740740.

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