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Droitwich’s MP, Peter Luff, has won a reassurance that, if Royal Mail bosses go ahead with the closure of the Droitwich delivery office, residents will still be able to collect their post and packages from a local address.

The need for clarification came from the consultation by Royal Mail on the possible move of the Droitwich office to its Wainwright Road facility in Worcester. As part of national rationalisation plans to address sharp declines in the number of letters being sent by post, Royal Mail is likely to end all large-scale sorting in Worcester. It will then use the space to bring together local delivery offices like the one in Droitwich.

Commenting, Peter said,

“I have now had a specific written assurance from Royal Mail that if someone is out and a card is left asking them to collect their bulky or recorded delivery post, they won’t have to go all the way to Worcester.

“I welcome this, but I still worry about the efficiency of moving Droitwich’s delivery arrangements to Worcester.”

In a letter to the MP, Paul Jobling, Regional Operations Director for Royal Mail says that, if the move goes ahead,

“The planning will look to secure a facility that will enable customers to collect mail locally on the occasions when we have not been able to deliver first time and have left a card. The preferred option for this will be to use existing facilities in the area provided by Post Office Ltd.”

Peter added,

“This may even mean a better service for Droitwich people if the three post offices in the town are used as collection points.”


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