# Monday, May 20, 2019

PC2Paper will be closed on Monday the 27th of May for the May Bank Holiday. All letters received after our cut-off time of 3.30pm for normal mail and the earlier cut-off time of 1.00pm for tracked items on Friday the 24th of May will be sent on the following working day Tuesday the 28th of May.

Please not that there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collection on Monday the 27th of May so customers should expect the delivery of items to take longer over the Bank Holiday weekend as this is not classed as a working day.

In addition to the above any support queries we receive after close of business on Friday the 27th of may will be answered on the next working day, Tuesday the 28th of May.

posted on Monday, May 20, 2019 1:02:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, May 1, 2019

There are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on Monday the 6th of May due to the May day Bank Holiday. Any letters sent after our 1pm cut-off for all tracked services and 3.30pm for all other services on Friday the 3rd of May will be queued and sent on the next available working day, Tuesday the 7th of May.

PC2Paper will also be closed on Monday the 6th of May with any queries received over the long weekend being answered when we reopen on Tuesday the 7th May.

Customers should also be aware that mail deliveries may take longer over the Bank Holiday period and allow extra time for items to arrive.

posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:55:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, April 11, 2019

Please be aware that PC2pPaper will be closed on Friday the 19th of April and Monday the 22nd of April for the Easter Holiday weekend. Any letters received after our cut-off time of 3.30pm for standard mail and 1pm for all tracked services on Thursday the 18th of April will be posted on the following working day, Tuesday the 23rd of April. There are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on these public holidays so customers should expect the delivery of mail to take a few days longer over the Easter period.

posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:02:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Royal Mail are to increase postage prices from the 25th of March. The price of a 1st and 2nd class postage stamp will increase by 3p. Prices for Signed For, Special Delivery and International Tracked services are also set to increase. PC2Paper will increase its prices accordingly in line with the Royal Mail increases after close of business on Friday the 22nd of March.

posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:36:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, February 1, 2019

Some parts of the UK are currently experiencing disruption to bad weather. Snow and ice is currently causing disruption to parts of Northern Ireland, South Wales and South West England. Please be aware that deliveries will currently be delayed in these areas until the weather improves.

posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 10:49:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has suspended its services in some areas due to the extreme weather conditions. Mail for these areas is still being processed into the postal service as normal but customers should expect delivery times to take longer until the local weather conditions start to improve. The full list of affected areas is as follows:

    • Michigan: 486-491, 493-499
    • Indiana: 460-469, 472-475, 478, 479
    • Chicago: 606-608
    • Lakeland: 530-532, 534, 535, 537-539, 541-545, 549, 600, 602, 610, 611
    • Detroit: 480-485, 492
    • Illinois: 601, 603-605, 609, 613-618, 627
    • Northern Ohio (Toledo area): 436
    • Western Pennsylvania (Erie, Bradford areas): 164, 165, 167
    • Western New York (Buffalo area): 142
    posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 10:45:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 22, 2018

    The last UK posting dates for Christmas are as follows:

    Tuesday 18 December

    • 2nd Class
    • Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class

    Thursday 20 December

    • 1st Class
    • Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
    • Royal Mail Tracked 48®*

    Friday 21 December

    • Royal Mail Tracked 24®*

    Saturday 22 December

    • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
    posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:22:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Royal Mail have advised that there are currently severe delays to Canadian mail due to ongoing strike action. Currently any mail bound for Canada is being held at Royal Mail's international distribution centre until further notice. We would recommend using an alternative posting method to Canadian destinations such as a courier service. You can see more about this at the following link.

    posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 9:20:52 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    The last posting dates for International Standard mail and International Tracked and Signed Mail are as follows:

    Tue 4 December
    Africa, Middle East

    Fri 7 December
    Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)

    Sat 8 December
    Caribbean, Central and South America

    Mon 10 December
    Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

    Fri 14 December
    Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA

    Sat 15 December
    Finland, Sweden

    Mon 17 December
    Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

    Tue 18 December
    Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

    posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:49:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    We are aware of several delays to Canadian bound mail due to a combination of industrial action by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and a high volume of incoming mail. The following link gives more detailed from Royal Mail. Currently Royal Mail have estimated that Mail to Canada is taking anything up to 3-4 weeks to be delivered.

    posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:46:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Monday the 27th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail collections or deliveries on this day. PC2paper will be closed for the day. Any items of mail received after 1pm for tracked services and after 3.30pm for all other mail on Friday the 24th of August, will be posted on the next available working day Tuesday the 28th of August.

    Customers should be aware that Bank Holidays are not counted as working days by Royal Mail and any mail sent over the Bank Holiday period is likely to take a few days extra to arrive at the destination.

    posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:13:40 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Please be aware that the current weather conditions in northwest United States are currently affecting deliveries to this area. Whilst we are still mailing items to this area deliveries have been suspended in many areas due the wildfires. Further updates included a list of all the post offices that are closed and areas where deliveries are suspended can be found on the USPS website at the following link  https://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/resident-weather-updates.htm

    posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 9:23:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, July 6, 2018

    Royal Mail have reported delays to mail in some areas due to roadworks on the M1, M25 and M6 motorways. This is currently causing delays to some mail posted in the following postcode areas: CM, CO, SS, E, IG, RM, DH, DL, NE, SR, TS, CA and DG.

    Issues at the Chester Mail Centre are also causing delays in the following postcode areas CH, LL and SY.

    You can see the full article on Royal Mails website at the following link https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556/~/service-update

    posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 8:15:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Monday the 28th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail postal deliveries or collections on this day. PC2Paper will also be closed for the Bank Holiday. All tracked items need to be submitted by our 1pm cut-off for these services on Friday the 25th of May to be posted before we close for the holiday. All other items need to be submitted before 3.30pm to be posted on the 25th of May. Any items sent after out cut-off times will be queued in our system and posted on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 29th of May.

    PC2Paper will also be closed for email support during this time and will reopen on Tuesday the 29th of May.

    posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:10:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Monday the 7th of May is a Bank Holiday meaning there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this date. Any letters sent after our 1pm cut-off for tracked services and our 3.30pm cut-off time for all other services will be sent on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 8th of May. All letters sent after cut-off times will remain queued in the system until we reopen for business on Tuesday the 8th of May. In addition to this any support tickets received during this time will be answered on the 8th of May.

    posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:22:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    PC2Paper will be closed for the Easter holiday weekend.

    Friday the 30th of March and Monday the 2nd of April are Bank Holidays in the UK. On these days there are no Royal Mail deliveries and collections and the PC2Paper office is closed.

    All items of mail sent after our 1pm cut off time for tracked services and 3.30pm for all other services on Thursday the 29th of March will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday the 3rd of April.

    Customers should be aware that mail deliveries will take longer over the Easter Holiday due to Royal Mail not operating during the Bank Holidays or on the weekend.

    posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:40:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    With the weather conditions improving across the UK deliveries in many areas are starting to return to normal. We are still experiencing delays to mail posted over the past week as Royal Mail clear the backlog that has built up during the bad weather.

    In addition to this some areas in in central parts of Scotland, south eastern parts of Wales the South West of England, Northern Ireland and some areas in South East England are still affected by bad weather and in some cases deliveries may not be made. You can see the full service update from Royal Mail at the following link https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556

    posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:23:21 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, March 5, 2018

    We have removed the Special Delivery service from the website whilst parts of the country are still affected by snow and icy conditions. Royal Mail will currently not guarantee that Special Delivery will be delivered on the next working day. Until they reinstate their next day guarantee we feel we cannot offer the service.

    posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 4:45:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    We are still experiencing delays to mail deliveries in some areas. Full information of affected areas can be found on the Royal Mail website at the following link   https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556 We are still posting mail as normal but customers should expect delivery to take longer than usual.

    posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 4:42:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Customers should expect delays to UK mail due to severe weather conditions. Currently the worst affected areas include Scotland, the South West and South East of England. In many areas no mail deliveries are currently taking place. Please see the following update below from Royal Mail, more information can be found on their website at the following link https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12556/~/service-update?iid=PROMO_H1_SERVICEUPDATES

    Thursday 1 March 2018

    The severe weather conditions affecting the country are continuing to disrupt Royal Mail's services today.

    Our mails distribution network was disrupted by the wintry conditions last night and this has adversely affected on the movement of mail around the country, and hence the availability of mail for delivery today in many parts.

    We'll be out delivering and collecting mail today, but only in areas where access is possible and it's safe for our people to perform them.
    We'll keep these pages updated with as much information about services as possible.

    We're doing all we can to maintain services at a near-normal level and would like to apologise to customers whose mail deliveries and collections have been affected by the severe weather conditions.

    Special Delivery Guarantee Suspended

    We're sorry that we are currently unable to guarantee next day delivery of Special Delivery items posted from Thursday 1 March 2018. We continue to accept and prioritise the delivery of Special Delivery items at this time and will reinstate the delivery guarantee as soon as we are confident we can meet this service promise for all customers. We're really sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 3:11:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Due to adverse weather conditions we have temporarily removed the Special Delivery postage option and all International Tracked and Signed services from the website. Unfortunately with the heavy overnight snowfall and the conditions continuing to worsen we have taken the decision to suspend these services until conditions are back to normal.

    posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:52:03 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    We are currently experiencing delays to all outgoing mail and to mail deliveries within the South East. This is due to heavy overnight snow fall in the local area and worsening conditions throughout the day. We are still processing mail as usual but expect all mail to be delayed until weather conditions begin to improve.

    posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:33:06 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 28, 2017

    PC2Paper is closed on New Years Day for the Bank Holiday. Any mail sent after our 1pm cut-off time for signed services and after 3.30pm for all other services on Friday the 29 December will be sent on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 2nd of January. Customers should also be aware that there are no mail deliveries on New Years Day so letters are likely to take longer to reach their destination.

    posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:16:20 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 21, 2017

    The last recommended posting dates for Christmas mail have now passed for all destinations including the UK. Any letters received are still being processed but its likely they will not arrive in time for Christmas.

    posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 1:38:45 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Our US based printing station is currently closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be closed on the 23rd and 24th of November. During this time we will still pass mail to the US as usual but there will be delays to the service until is restarts as usual on Monday the 27th of November.

    posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017 1:27:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, November 22, 2017

     

    If you have mail to send to anyone serving in HM forces you might want to think about posting it soon. The last recommended Christmas posting dates are fast approaching.

    Latest Recommended Date

    Destination

    Monday 27 November

    HM Forces Mail (Operational BFPOs)

    Saturday 2 December

    Africa and the Middle East

    posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:58:57 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Monday the 28th of August is a public holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail deliveries or postal collections on this day. Any letters sent on Friday the 25th of August after our 1pm cut-off time for our signed services and after 3pm for all other services will be processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 29th of August.

    Customers should be aware that all mail deliveries will take longer over the Bank Holiday period and should allow extra time for delivery.

    Please note that PC2Paper is also closed for the Bank Holiday on the 28th of August. Any email queries received after close of business on Friday the 25th of August will be answered when we reopen for business on Tuesday the 29th of August.

    posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:22:35 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Monday the 29th of May is a public holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail deliveries or postal collections on this day. Any letters sent on Friday the 26th of May after our 1pm cut-off time for our signed for services and after 3pm for all other mail will be posted on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 30th of May.

    Please note that PC2Paper are closed for the bank holiday. Any support tickets raised after close of business on Friday the 26th of May will  be answered when we reopen for business on Tuesday the 30th of May.

    posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:52:08 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Monday the 1st of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day and PC2Paper will closed for the holiday. All letters sent after our 3.30pm cut-off time on Friday the 28th of May will be queued in the system and processed on the next working day, Tuesday the 2nd of May.

    In addition to this customers should expect all Royal Mail services to take longer due to the fact that Royal Mail does not deliver on Monday the 1st of May.

    PC2Paper will be closed for customer support during this time, reopening as normal on Tuesday the 2nd of May.

    posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:04:55 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    PC2Paper will be closed for the public Holidays over the Easter period. We are close on Good Friday the 14th of April and Easter Monday on the 17th of April, reopening for business on Tuesday the 18th of April. During this time any received mail will be queued in our system and processed when we reopen for business.

    posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:03:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, January 13, 2017

    We are currently experiencing adverse weather conditions in our local area due to overnight snowfall. We expect all outgoing mail to be delayed until local weather conditions improve.

    Currently Royal Mail services in our area are affected by heavy snowfall. We have temporarily removed all tracked and signed services from the website until the local roads are accessible and Royal Mail are able to reinstate our postal collections. We hope to be back to normal shortly depending on the weather in the next few days.

    posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 7:12:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    PC2Paper is closed for the UK Bank Holidays over the Christmas and New Year period.

    All Mail received after our 3.30pm cut off time on Friday the 23rd of December will be processed on the next available working day Wednesday the 28th of December. Please note the earlier 1pm cut off time for all of our signed services.

    All mail received after our 3.30pm cut off time on Friday the 30th of December will be processed on the next working day Tuesday the 3rd of January. Please note the earlier 1pm cut off time for all of our signed services.

    posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:27:41 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    Below are the last recommended posting dates for UK Mail this Christmas. PC2Paper will continue to post mail after these dates but please be aware it might not arrive in time for Christmas delivery as the Royal Mail network is extremely busy over the Christmas period.

     

    Latest recommended posting dates for 2016

     

    Tuesday 20 December
    2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

     

    Wednesday 21 December
    1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

     

    Thursday 22 December
    Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

    posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:03:22 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    Post Office workers will start five days of strikes next week from Monday the 19th of December until Christmas Eve. The good new is that letters sent via the PC2Paper service will not be affected by these strikes so you can continue to send you mail as normal.

    PC2Paper also offers the Signed For and Special Delivery services available from your Post Office counter so you can still use us as an alternative whilst the Post Office is not operating. We think you will find it so easy that you might just continue to use our service rather than waiting in the Post Office queue. Just remember we have 1pm cut-off for our signed services to ensure they are posted the same working day.

    posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:59:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 2, 2016

    The last recommended Christmas posting dates for international mail are as follows:

    Latest recommended posting date

    Destinations

    Saturday 3 December

    Africa, Middle East

    Wednesday 7 December

    Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan) Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) Turkey, Malta

    Thursday 8 December

    Caribbean, Central & South America

    Saturday 10 December

    Greece, Australia, New Zealand

    Monday 12 December

    Airmail to Static BFPOs

    Wednesday 14 December

    Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

    Thursday 15 December

    Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

    Friday 16 December

    Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

    Saturday 17 December

    Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

     

    Mail posted after these dates will still be processed but Christmas delivery cannot be guaranteed.

    posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 2:46:26 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Please be aware that our USA printing station is currently closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on the 24th and 25th of November. They will reopen as normal on the 28th of November. Any US based mail sent during this time will be sent to our printing station as normal for processing on Monday the 28th of November.

    posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016 9:37:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    The Royal Mail tracking system is currently experiencing problems. Valid tracking numbers are showing the error "tracking number is invalid and not recognised". Royal Mail are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it. Please note there are no issues with tracked items being dispatched from PC2Paper, they are still being mailed as normal.

    posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:08:27 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    PC2Paper is closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday the 29th of August. There are also no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. Any Mail sent after our 3.30pm cut-off time on Friday the 26th of August will be posted on the next available working day Tuesday the 30th of August. Please note our earlier cut-off time of 1pm for Signed services such as Special Delivery and Recorded Delivery.

    posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:41:35 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, July 4, 2016

    Our USA based printing station is closed today for the 4th of July public holiday. We are continuing to send mail to the USA as normal for processing, however, customers should be aware no mail will enter the US postal system until our printing station reopens on the 5th of July.

    posted on Monday, July 4, 2016 12:03:17 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, May 27, 2016

    Monday the 30th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. As a result there are no postal collections or deliveries on this day. The PC2Paper office will be closed for the holiday. Any letters sent after our 3.30pm cut-off time on Friday the 27th of May will be queued and processed the next available working day Tuesday the 31st of May. Customers should also expect delivery of mail to take longer as Monday is not classed as a working day.

    posted on Friday, May 27, 2016 1:06:56 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, March 17, 2016

    PC2Paper will be closed on Friday the 25th of March and Monday the 28th of March for the Easter bank Holidays. On these days there are no Royal Mail postal deliveries or collections. Any letters received after our cut off time on Thursday the 24th of March will be queued and processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 29th of April. Customers should accept all mail deliveries to take longer to arrive over this period.

    PC2Paper would like to wish all our customers a happy Easter.

    posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:20:24 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 18, 2015

    Firstly I will start this article by being honest with a disclaimer. We process mail and have done so for nearly 15 years now sending our customers postal mail through our website www.pc2paper.co.uk basically you send your postal mail via our website or using our email gateway and we send it on your behalf. For a large part of that time we used Royal Mail SmartStamp which suited us perfectly. When Royal Mail discontinued SmartStamp it threw us a bit, however after talking to Royal Mail and based on the volumes of mail we were sending they recommended we used Printed Postage Impressions or better known as PPI Mail.

    PPI Mail is great for us based on the amount of mail we send each day. However it may not be to everyone's taste as it requires considerably more paper work than SmartStamp did and you have to weigh your mail in bulk and attach dockets to it based on the types of mail you are sending. So what I have done is listed out what solutions are available below.

    DMO (If you only send parcels)
    If you only send parcels, you are in luck. Royal Mail have a service called Despatch Manager Online or DMO for short. From what we can see your only outlay would be for a printer you can purchase from Royal Mail for printing out the labels (I believe it is £150). You select your postage online and print out the labels for your parcels. This is paid for by keeping a credit account with Royal Mail. You could in theory send letters via this service however the labels are quite large and may no suit the aesthetics of how you would like your mail to look.

    Franking
    Franking has been around for a long time and usually provides a much cheaper postage price and looks rather professional, it can also be used for letters and parcels. However we have always been put off by the hidden costs involved with Franking, these have been.

    • Machine rental costs/ or purchase cost
    • Top up costs (some providers will charge you per top up cost)
    • Maintenance/recalibration costs
    • Ink costs (many of the machines require specialist ink you can only purchase from the provider)

    Note that not all franking providers will have the same fees mentioned above or charge for the same things, the above is a list of the ones we have discovered from various providers or from customers who have spoken to us. If going with a franking provider we recommend you ask about those costs and go over the contract carefully with the sales person.

    PPI Mail
    This is one of our favourites as we have mentioned earlier it does require a lot more paper work than SmartStamp did, here is a list of the key points

    • You will be billed every 30 days for the postage you use
    • You will need an Online Business Account
    • You place Printed Postage Impressions on your mail with your licence number. This is basically the postage stamp on your mail. You may have seen these types of stamps when your electricity or gas bill is delivered by post.
    • You will need to weigh your mail by different types and work out the amount of items you are sending and average weight.
    • You will need to prepare paper work from Royal Mails portal with the information mentioned in the last step to prepare your mail for collection (if your post is collected) or for taking to the post office.

    For more information on PPI you can visit Royal Mails website. They will also be happy to talk you through what is required.

    The above may seem daunting at first but after a while it becomes easier as you learn the process.

    Online Letter Sending Services
    As I said in my disclaimer above, we are an online letter sender. Online letter sending will not work for you if you need to send parcels. But if you only send letters this may be something you may consider. We are not the only online letter sending service although we have been around for a while we focus more on the types of mailings that other online letter sending services don't do such as Recorded Mail, Special Delivery, large letter sending and non machines marked or windowless mail.

    If you would like to try us out this is our website www.pc2paper.co.uk . There is no contract, all that is required is to sign-up for an account online place some credit in your account and send a letter using either.

    • Our website
    • Our virtual printer driver (windows 7 only)
    • Our email to letter gateway
    • Our APIs

    You can write your letter online. Or if you prefer writing your mail in MS Word for example you can save your letter as a PDF in MS Word and send it via our service.

    I hope the above has provided some information for people who are looking for alternatives to SmartStamp.

    posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 3:21:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Latest Recommended Posting Dates
    Today, Thursday 17 December is the latest recommended posting date for International Standard to France. Tomorrow, Friday 18 December, is the latest posting date for mail to Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

    The latest recommended posting dates for IUK standard Second Class mail is this Saturday - 19 December. The latest date for First Class mail is Monday 21 December.

    posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:53:49 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 10, 2015

    PC2Paper will be closed for some of the Christmas period. Our offices will be closed Thursday the 24th of December, Friday the 25th of December, Monday the 28th of December and Friday the 31st of December. In addition to this we are closed at the weekend as normal.

    All mail sent after 3.30pm on Wednesday the 23rd of December will be processed on the next available working day Tuesday the 29th of December.

    All mail sent after 3.30pm on Wednesday the 30th of December will be processed on the next available working day Monday the 4th of January.

    Any mail sent during the days that we are closed will be queued in our system and processed as normal once we reopen.

    posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:37:13 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, November 23, 2015

    Royal Mail are to close their SmartStamp service on 31st December 2015. Customers might be aware that we currently use this service to print our postage onto the envelopes. We are currently testing PPI alongside Smartstamp with a view to moving over to it within the next few weeks. Customers should see no interruption to the service.

    posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 1:56:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Please find the last Royal Mail posting dates for Airmail services:

    Friday 4 December: Africa, Middle East
    Monday 7 December: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia
    Tuesday 8 December: Caribbean, Central & South America
    Thursday 10 December: Greece, Australia, New Zealand
    Monday 14 December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
    Tuesday 15 December: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
    Wednesday 16 December: Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
    Thursday 17 December: France
    Friday 18 December: Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

    Last recommended posting dates for the UK are as follows:

    Saturday 19 December: 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

    Monday 21 December: 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

    Wednesday 23 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

    posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:41:27 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, October 8, 2015

    One of our most frequently asked questions is customers requesting tracking numbers for sent items. Tracked mail is an additional services available from the "extras" menu and is not available with standard mail options.

    We offer Recorded and Special Delivery within the UK.
    International Signed Delivery, from the UK to overseas destinations
    Priority Mail, from the USA.

    Of the above options only Special Delivery and Priority Mail are guaranteed services. These two services provide a signature on delivery and and generally very reliable methods of getting your letter to the recipient.

    Recorded Delivery and International Signed Delivery, offer a signature when the item is delivered. These services are not guaranteed and mail is treated no differently to normal 1st class mail or Airmail. We do experience a number of items sent via these services being lost in transit but are able to provide you with scanned proof that your item has been passed to the postal service.

    posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:22:04 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Monday the 31st of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. As a result of the holiday there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. PC2Paper is also closed. Any letters submitted to us after our 3.30pm cut off time on Friday the 28th of August will be queued in the system and posted on the next working day Tuesday the 1st of September. Customer should expect mail deliveries to take longer that usual due to the Bank Holiday.

    posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 2:49:39 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Monday the 4th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. As a result of this there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. Any letters sent after our 4pm cut off on Friday the 1st of May will be processed on the next available working day, Tuesday the 5th of May. Until then they will remain queued in our system. PC2Paper will also be closed for the long weekend. Any email queries will be dealt with when we reopen on Tuesday the 5th of May.

    posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:08:10 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, March 30, 2015

    The 3rd of April (Good Friday) and the 6th of April (Easter Monday) are public holidays. As a result there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on these days. Any mail submitted to us after our 4pm cut off time on Thursday the 2nd of April will be sent on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 7th of April. In addition to this the PC2Paper office is closed for the Easter weekend.

    posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 2:33:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, February 27, 2015

    Stamp prices will be increasing from the 30th of March. PC2Paper will increase all our prices in line with the new prices.

    posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 2:04:27 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    PC2Paper will be closed on:
    Christmas Eve 24th December
    Christmas Day 25th December
    Boxing Day 26th of December
    New Years Eve 31st of December
    New Years Day 1st of January

    Any mail sent after 4pm on Tuesday the 23rd of December will be processed on the next working day Monday the 29th of December.

    Any Mail Sent after 4pm on Tuesday the 30th of December will be processed on the next working day Friday the 2nd of January.

    posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:10:22 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 5, 2014

    The last UK posting dates for Christmas are as follows:

    Thursday 18 December 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For
    Saturday 20 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For
    Tuesday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

    posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 4:20:10 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    The last Christmas posting dates for overseas mail are as follows:


    Wednesday 3 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
    Thursday 4 December Australia
    Friday 5 December Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
    Monday 8 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece
    Tuesday 9 December Canada, Poland
    Friday 12 December USA
    Saturday 13 December Western Europe (excluding Greece, Poland)

    posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 4:18:16 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, August 15, 2014

    Monday the 25th of August is a public holiday in the UK. There are no Royal mail deliveries or postal collections on this day and the PC2Paper office is closed. Any mail received after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 22nd of August will be queued in our system and processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 26th of August. Customer should also expect some delays to both  sent letters and received letters due to the holiday.

    posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 3:18:59 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, May 19, 2014

    Monday the 26th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no postal collections or deliveries on this day and the PC2Paper office will be closed. Any letters sent after our 4pm cut-off on Friday the 23rd of May will be sent on the next available working day, Tuesday the 27th of May. Letters sent after the cut-off time will be queued in our system until they can be processed.

    posted on Monday, May 19, 2014 3:08:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    There are no deliveries or collections on Friday 18th April and Monday 21st April due to the Easter holidays. Any letters sent after our 4pm cut-off on Thursday the 17th of April will be sent on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 22nd of April. Any mail received during this time will remain queued in our system for processing.

    posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:08:17 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
    # Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    We have received several queries by concerned customers regarding the Heartbleed vulnerability that has recently been announced in the press.

    The vulnerability affects sites that are not patched, who make use of a piece of software called OpenSSL.

    We can assure you we are not affected by this vulnerability because:

    • We do not use OpenSSL
    • We have already scanned ourselves for the vulnerability and we have been found not to have it.
    • We are regularly scanned for such vulnerabilities by Trustwave to ensure we conform to industry standards for handling credit cards on line.

    We would also like to point out that some of the sites that try to detect these vulnerabilities have become overloaded because so many people are checking them. A few are giving time-out messages which people are mistaking for a vulnerability.

    posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:54:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, March 28, 2014

    Royal Mail prices will be going up at the beginning of next week. PC2Paper will increase its prices in line with the Royal Mail increase.

    posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 9:11:50 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Sunday, December 15, 2013

    The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are fast approaching. Royal Mail recommends that 2nd class mail is posted by Wednesday 18th of December. 1st Class mail by Friday the 20th of December and Special Delivery by Monday the 23rd of December.

    posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:37:42 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    The last recommended posting dates are fast approaching, some in fact are all ready here. Make sure you get your letters in the post in plenty of time. Post them by the following dates to be in time for Christmas.

    • Wednesday 4 December for Asia, the Far East, New Zealand
    • Thursday 5 December for Australia
    • Friday 6 December for Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
    • Monday 9 December for Cyprus, Eastern Europe
    • Tuesday 10 December for Canada, France, Greece, Poland
    • Friday 13 December for USA
    • Saturday 14 December for Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)
    posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:47:20 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Our US based printing station will be taking a well deserved break for Thanksgiving. Their offices will be closed on the 28th and 29th of November. Any US based mail received after close of business on the 27th of November will still be sent to our US based printing station for processing but will not reach the postal system until Monday the 2nd of December.

    posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:24:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, October 31, 2013

    A Royal Mail strike which was planned for next week has been called off after a new agreement has been reached. The agreement is though to include an improved pay offer and a separate pensions agreement. This new agreement should be finalised within the next two weeks.

    posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:00:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, August 23, 2013

    Monday the 26th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. All mail sent after our 4pm cut-off time on Friday the 23rd of August will be processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 27th of August. The PC2Paper office is also closed for the Bank Holiday, any email queries will be answered on Tuesday the 27th of August.

    posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 5:40:53 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, May 24, 2013

    Monday the 27th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. We do not have any Royal Mail collections of deliveries on this day and the PC2Paper office is closed. Any letters sent after our 4pm cut-off time on Friday the 24th of May will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday the 28th of May. Customers should also be aware that mail may take longer to be delivered over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 2:10:54 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, May 3, 2013

    Monday the 6th of May is a Bank Holiday within the UK so we have no mail deliveries or postal collections on this day. Any mail sent after our 4pm cut-off time on Friday the 3rd of May will be processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 7th of May.

    posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 4:29:38 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    As of today (2nd of April) the prices have increased for some Royal Mail services. These include Recorded and Special Delivery, International Signed delivery and Airmail. PC2Paper have increased our prices of these items to take into account the increases.

    posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 3:47:49 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Weather conditions are starting to improve and Royal Mail have reinstated their collections in our area. We have now put the tracked services including Recorded Delivery, Special Delivery and International Signed For, delivery back on the website.

    posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:43:08 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    We are currently experiencing delays to all UK mail due to severe weather conditions in our local area. The weather conditions are currently affecting the Royal Mail service which collects from businesses and post boxes. Currently the collections vans are unable to come out to collect mail so there will be some delay in it entering the postal system. We are still processing as normal, but have removed any tracked services until the weather conditions improve. Customers should expect delivery to take longer until further notice.

    posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:25:52 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, March 11, 2013

    It has been necessary to temporarily suspend the tracked services options, including Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery and International Signed For, due to bad weather conditions. We currently cannot guarantee that these services will be collected at the normal time so have suspended them until weather conditions improve. We will be reviewing this situation on a daily basis and hope to have the services back as normal as soon as the weather improves.

    posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 6:49:22 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    The United States Postal Service have recently increased their postal prices. PC2Paper have increased our prices accordingly to take into account the changes.

    posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:39:27 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    We have now reinstated the tracked service options for UK destinations as improvements in the local weather conditions mean our postal collections are now operating normally. All mail is now being passed to the postal service at close of business as normal. Customers may still experience some delays using these services and in some areas Royal Mail are still not guaranteeing the Special Next Day option due to bad weather conditions. Customers are advised to check the status of the service in the recipients area before sending. Updates are available from Royal Mail at the following link.

    posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:14:59 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, January 21, 2013

    We are currently experiencing disruption to services due to snow in the UK. As a result we are unable to guarantee Special Delivery and Recorded Delivery services at this time and have temporarily removed them from the website. We will restore these services as soon as the Royal Mail service is back to normal in our local area.

    Customers should be aware that any mail sent from Friday 18th of January is subject to delays. This includes any mail posted by Special Delivery and Recorded Delivery which is likely to take longer than usual. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee that Royal Mail will deliver any Special Delivery items on the next working day at this time. Customers should allow extra time for delivery of all UK mail until weather conditions start to improve. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, unfortunately these delays are due to factors that are beyond our control.

    posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 9:20:48 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, January 18, 2013

    We are currently experiencing delays to our UK based services due to snow in some areas. The snow is currently affecting our local Royal Mail collections so there is likely to be some delay in letters leaving the Kent area. This will affect all services including Special Delivery for which we regret we can currently not guarantee a next day service. Royal Mail have also issued a service update regarding mail deliveries in other areas which are likely to be subject to delays. These include South West, South Wales, Mid Wales, the Midlands, parts of Northern of England and Anglia. The update in full is below:

    Heavy snow has affected services in many parts of the South West, South Wales, Mid Wales, the Midlands, parts of Northern of England and Anglia; especially in the more rural areas and over higher ground.

    There is likely to be some impact on deliveries and collections today in a number of postcode areas. The snow is expected to move east throughout the day.

    Particularly affected this morning are many parts of South and Mid Wales, including almost all parts of the CF & NP postcode areas and many parts of the SA area.

    We will be out attempting deliveries and collections in as many areas as possible, but only where it's safe and access is possible. We may not be able to collect your mail today if you are located in an area affected by the severe weather. We'd like to apologise to all customers whose mail services are currently being disrupted by the severe weather conditions.

     

    During this time PC2Paper will process all mail as usual and pass it to the postal service as soon as the services are working normally again. We apologise for any delays that may be experienced.

    posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 5:16:53 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, January 10, 2013

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    Royal Mail have recently released some new stamps to make the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. The stamps which went on sale on the 9th of January include 10 different images charting a timeline of developments on the tube.

    posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:53:22 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    PC2Paper is closed on Tuesday the 1st of January as it is a public holiday. Any mail received after our cut-off time of 4pm after Monday the 31st of December will be processed on the next available working day which is Wednesday the 2nd of January.

    posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:38:04 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    PC2Paper is closed on Christmas Day 25th of December and Boxing Day 26th of December. Any mail received after our 4pm cut-off time of Monday the 24th of December will be posted on the next working day which is Thursday the 27th of December.

    posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:35:49 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    The last recommended posting date for second class mail has now passed. The last recommended posting date for first class mail is the 20th of December. Special Delivery items can be posted up until the 21st of December. Please note that any Special Delivery items received after our 4pm cut-off time on Friday the 21st of December will not be processed in time for Christmas Delivery.

    posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:32:50 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 13, 2012

    The last posting dates for Christmas delivery are fast approaching. Royal Mail recommend that 2nd class letters are posted by the 18th of December. First Class mail should be sent no later than the 20th of December and Special Delivery items can be sent up to the 22nd of December. Please note as the 22nd falls on a Saturday PC2Paper recommend sending any Special Delivery items before close of business on Friday the 21st of December for Christmas delivery. All mail sent after the last recommended posting dates will still be mailed as usual, however, customers should be aware that delivery during the Christmas period will take longer due to the large volume of mail in the system.

    posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:30:36 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    With Christmas fast approaching Royal Mail have published the last Christmas posting dates on their website. It might seem a long way off but it's worth planning ahead and getting your cards in the post early particularly for overseas destinations. The posting dates are in full below on at the following link. http://www.royalmail.com/greetings

    UK

    Thursday 13 December
    Standard and Mail Order Return Parcels

     

    Tuesday 18 December
    Second Class and Recorded Signed ForT

     

    Thursday 20 December
    First Class and Recorded Signed ForT

     

    Special DeliveryT

    Friday 21 December
    Special DeliveryT with Saturday Guaranteed

     

    Saturday 22 December
    Special DeliveryT

     

    International Surface Mail

    Friday 28 September
    Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, New Zealand and South America

     

    Tuesday 2 October
    Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore), Middle East

     

    Tuesday 16 October
    Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and USA

     

    Tuesday 6 November
    Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta and Turkey

     

    Tuesday 20 November
    Western Europe

     

    International Airmail

    Wednesday 5 December
    Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand

     

    Friday 7 December
    Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and South America

     

    Monday 10 December
    Canada, Eastern Europe and USA

     

    Wednesday 12 December
    Western Europe

     

    British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

    Friday 30 November
    Airmail to Operational BFPOs

     

    Friday 14 December
    Airmail to Static BFPOs

    posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:47:02 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Monday the 27th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail postage collections or deliveries on this day. Any mail sent after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 24th of August will be queued and processed on the next available working day, Tuesday the 28th of August. The PC2Paper office is also closed during this time and any email queries received will be answered when we reopen on Tuesday the 28th of August.

    posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:56:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    Royal Mail have made some amendments to their terms and conditions to cover mail sent during the Olympic Games. this is due to some additional transport and travel restrictions that are in place during the games. During this time any Special Delivery items should still arrive on the next working day, however, they are not guaranteed by 1pm in certain areas for the duration of the games. Postcodes affected are E, EC, N, NW, SE, SW, W and WC. Special Delivery items for the rest of the UK remain unaffected and are still guaranteed for next day delivery by 1pm as normal.

    Customers living in London may also receive their post earlier or later in the day, in order to work around transport restrictions. There may also be some delays to services in local areas as the Olympic torch relay passes through them. You can check what's happening every day on the Royal Mail website at the following link.

    posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:55:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    The United States Postal Service reports that due to the storms that passed through the East coast June 29 and 30, several USPS facilities are experiencing power outages, downed trees, and downed power lines. Power has been restored at all major plants in the affected areas and these plants are now in recovery mode. Some post office stations remain without power. A full list of additional impacts for the states of New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, can be found posted under "Current Updates" on the Mail Service Update webpage. Customers using our US printing station should allow extra time for delivery until these problems have been resolved.

    posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:35:04 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    untitledRoyal Mail have recently released these new stamps featuring images from Charles Dickens novels. The stamps feature characters from the novels including Mr. Bumble, Mr. Pickwick, The Marchioness, Mrs. Gamp, Captain Cuttle and Mr. Micawber. They were released on the 19th of June.

    posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:13:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, June 15, 2012

    Royal Mail are hoping to extend the policy of delivering your mail to a neighbour if you are out after a successful trial. Just under 750,000 homes in Edinburgh, Gatwick, Hull, Norwich, Swansea, Wigan and Bolton took part in trial which started last November. More than nine out of ten people whose post was delivered to a neighbour were happy with the service leading Royal Mail to the decision to extend the service across the UK. Royal Mail is currently one of the only delivery services that is not allowed to deliver mail to a neighbouring property. They are intending to ask the regulator Ofcom to amend it's relations so that they will now be able to do so. Customers will have the option to opt out if they wish.

    posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 3:49:40 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    This weekend there is an extended holiday in the UK due to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. Monday the 4th of June and Tuesday the 5th of June are both public holidays. There are no postal deliveries or collections on these days and the PC2Paper office will be closed. All mail sent after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 1st of June will be sent on the next available working day Wednesday the 6th of June. Customers should also allow longer for post to reach it's destination as a result of the holiday.

    posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:46:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, May 4, 2012

    Monday the 7th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK meaning there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. PC2Paper is also closed for the day. Any mail received after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 4th of May will be sent on the available working day, Tuesday the 8th of May. Customers should also expect delivery to take longer due to the holiday.

    posted on Friday, May 4, 2012 10:36:39 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Due to the Easter Holidays there are no Royal Mail collections or deliveries on Good Friday and Easter Monday. During this time PC2Paper will also be closed. Any mail received by us after our 4pm cut off time on Thursday the 5th of April will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday the 10th of April. All mail sent over the Easter weekend will remain queued in our system for sending when we reopen.

    posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 4:26:38 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    It has been announced today that Royal Mail intend to increase stamp prices dramatically. The price of a first stamp will increase from 46p to 60p whilst a second class stamp will increase from 36p to 50p. The increases come as the regulator has allowed Royal Mail to set the prices of first class and business mail. The prices are set to go up from the 30th of April. PC2Paper will be increasing our postage prices in line with the Royal Mail increases once they come into force

    posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:32:50 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, January 20, 2012

    That's according to this article which claims Royal Mail is looking to increase the price of 2nd class mail dramatically. If the rise goes ahead customer could find that the cost of a 2nd class stamp increases from 36p to 55p. Royal Mail have been criticised for the planned rise but have insisted that the increase was still affordable for vulnerable groups of people. The postal regulator Ofcom is now considering the request and will decide whether it will go ahead within the next few weeks.

    posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 4:29:30 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    PC2paper will be closed during the bank Holidays after the Christmas period. During this time any mail received will be queued in our system and processed on the next available working day. We are closed on Monday the 26th of December and Tuesday the 27th of December. All mail received after our 4pm cut off time on Friday 23rd of December will be processed on Wednesday the 28th of December.

    New Years Delivery Dates

    In addition to the above dates PC2Paper is also closed on Monday the 2nd of January for the bank Holiday. Any mail received after 4pm on Friday the 30th of December will be processed on the next available working day Tuesday the 3rd of December.

    posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:40:55 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    Today is the last recommended posting date for 1st class mail before Christmas. Any mail received by PC2paper after this date will still be processed as normal but may now be received after Christmas. We would like to remind customers that the overseas mailing dates for Christmas delivery have also now passed and that mail for these destinations will now be received in the New Year.

    posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:32:56 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 15, 2011

    The last guaranteed posting dates for UK mail are fast approaching. Customers should post any Second Class UK mail before close of business on Friday the 16th of December to ensure it leaves us before the last Royal Mail posting of Saturday the 17th of December. First Class mail should be posted by Tuesday the 20th of December in order to be delivered in time for Christmas. PC2Paper will continue to process all mail posted after these dates but Christmas delivery cannot be guaranteed.

    posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:15:00 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 24, 2011

    We have now added the Recorded Delivery and Special Delivery options back on the website. It was necessary for us to remove these temporarily due to a problem with our online postage provider Royal Mail which meant we could not process these options. This has now been resolved.

    posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 1:52:36 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Our US printing station will be closed on Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th of November for the Thanksgiving holiday. During this time we will continue to pass all US mail to our printing station for posting, however, customers should be aware that no mail will actually leave the printing station on these days. Normal service will be resumed on Monday the 28th of November.

    posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:19:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, November 21, 2011

    It has been necessary to temporarily remove the Recorded and Special Delivery options from our website. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, this is due to a problem with our external postage provider. We will reinstate these services as soon as it is possible to do so.

    posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 1:14:33 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 17, 2011

    The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are fast approaching for some destinations. The last posting dates for International Airmail are as follows:

    Mail for South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand should be posted by Monday 5th of December.

    Mail for Eastern Europe, the USA and Canada should be posted by Friday 9th of December.

    Mail for Western Europe should be posted by Monday 12th of December.

     

    Customers should also be aware of the last UK posting dates as follows:

    Sat 17th December for Second Class and Recorded Signed For

    Tue 20th December for First Class and Recorded Signed For

    Thu 22nd December Special Delivery

    posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:53:54 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, September 29, 2011

    PC2Paper have recently launched a Priority Mail service for US mail. The service will be offered alongside the existing Certified Mail service. We have taken the decision to add the Priority Mail service because it not only offers a faster delivery option than Certified Mail which is sent via 1st class mail, it also offers a better form of tracking your mail. As always the service is dependant on the delivery conditions in the local delivery area but we would normally expect Priority Mail to be delivered within 1-2 working days of being passed to our overseas printing partner. You can find this service available from the extras menu when you are sending a letter from the USA printing station. We welcome any feedback from customers on what they think of the service.

    posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:31:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, September 9, 2011

    We have been experiencing some delays to US mail due to the aftermath of hurricane Irene. Mail is still being passed to our US printing partner as normal but delivery in some areas may take longer than usual.

    posted on Friday, September 9, 2011 10:39:48 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, August 26, 2011

    Monday the 29th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. PC2Paper is also closed for the day. Any mail sent after close of business (5pm) on Friday the 26th of August will be queued and processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 30th of August. Customers should also expect any UK mail sent 1-2 days previously to this date to take an extra day or two to progress through the Royal Mail system.

    posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 6:30:35 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    Canadian postal workers have now returned to work following the recent postal strikes . Customers should be aware, however, that Canada Post are still working to clear the backlog caused the strike and as result delays are still to be expected to all Canadian bound mail. Canada Post have suspended their service guarantees during this time.

    posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:30:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Mail services in Canada have been suspended due to an on-going industrial dispute which has already been causing delays to mail in some areas. Due to this dispute Canada post has now suspended all mail operations across the country. Mail sent since the 10th of June is likely to be affected by this and will be subject to delays. Any mail already in the system is being retained until clearance is given by Canada Post that it can be accepted for delivery. Mail bound for the UK from Canada will also not be dispatched at present. Customer should expect delays to all Canadian bound mail during this time.

    posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:33:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, June 10, 2011

    m515347_largeThe latest stamps released from Royal Mail will feature popular characters from the children's TV series Thomas the Tank Engine. The characters from the series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends were created by the Reverend W Awdry. Thomas will feature on the 1st class stamp, James on the 68p stamp, Percy on the 76p stamp and Daisy on the £1.00 stamps. The stamps will be available from the 14th of June.

    posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 8:57:24 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Monday the 30th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK meaning there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. PC2Paper will also be closed on this day. All letters sent after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 27th of May will be queued in our system and passed to Royal Mail as normal on the next available working day Tuesday the 31st of May.

    posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:50:34 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, April 18, 2011

    Friday the 22nd of April and Monday the 25th of April are public holidays in the UK. During these days there are no Royal Mail collections or deliveries. Any mail sent after close of business (4pm) on Thursday the 23rd of April will be queued in the PC2Paper system and processed on the next available working day which is Tuesday 26th April. Customers should also be aware that letters will take longer to reach their destinations during this time. Any customer queries received during this time will also be answered when we reopen on Tuesday the 23rd of April.

    posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 11:41:16 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Royal Mail are increasing their postage prices from the 4th of April 2011. As a result of this increase PC2Paper prices will increase accordingly. The postage price for first class mail up to 100g will increase to 46p whilst second class mail will increase to 36p. The cost of a Large Letter stamp will rise to 75p for first class items and 58p for second class items. In order to take into account these increases PC2Paper prices will rise after close of business on Friday 1st of April for all mail sent on the next working day Monday the 4th of April.

    posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:58:45 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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    Royal Mail have recently released some new stamps featuring characters from myths and legends. The Magical Realms issue was released on the 9th of May and features characters from the legends of King Arthur, the Narnia stories of CS Lewis, JK Rowling's Harry Potter series and the Discworld of Sir Terry Pratchett. The 1st class stamps are available featuring Rincewind, Nanny Ogg, Dumbledore and Voldemort. Merlin and Morgan le Fay feature on the 60p stamp and Aslan and The White Witch feature on the 97p stamp.

    posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:32:44 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Royal Mail have apologised for its performance during the festive period as it emerged last Christmas was the worst performance since records began. Only one in three letters sent via first class mail met the companies target of arriving on the next working day. Some customers only received their cards and presents in the middle of January. Royal Mail has said that the delays were caused by extremely bad weather during December but consumer groups are unconvinced. Here at PC2Paper we certainly experienced delays in December due to very deep snow meaning Royal Mail vans were unable to collect from post boxes and businesses. The knock on effect and huge backlog of mail caused delays well into the middle of January. We did also experience more lost mail during this period as a result. That being said, we did have rather a lot of snow with up to 18 inches in the area local to our office so we can understand why there was so much disruption to the usually very good service.

    posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011 5:35:24 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, January 13, 2011

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    Royal Mail has recently launched a set of new stamps featuring the creations of Gerry Anderson. He is the man who created the Thunderbirds. The stamps feature Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Supercar, Joe 90 and the Thunderbirds.

    posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:18:53 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    PC2Paper is closed on Friday 31st of December and Monday 3rd of January. There are no postage collections or deliveries on these days. All mail sent after 4pm on Thursday 30th of December will be sent on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 5th of January.

    posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:39:44 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    The last recommended posting dates for Christmas mail have now passed. Delivery cannot now be guaranteed in time for Christmas. PC2Paper will continue to post all letters received as normal, however, customers should be aware that these are likely to arrive after Christmas.

    posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:59:39 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

    PC2Paper is closed from Friday 24th of December through Tuesday 28th of December inclusive for the Christmas break. Any mail sent after close of business on Thursday 23rd of December will be sent on the next available working day Wednesday 29th the December. All mail sent during the period when we are closed will be queued in the system until the next day that we are open.

    posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:53:04 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Saturday, December 18, 2010

    It has been necessary to suspend all of our tracked mailing services due to the bad weather conditions. Unfortunately as we cannot guarantee the reliability of our business collections during the current bad weather we have suspended these services until further notice. This affects Recorded Delivery and Special Delivery, International Signed Delivery and Airsure services. We will continue to review the situation and reinstate these as soon as we are able to do so.

    posted on Saturday, December 18, 2010 1:33:01 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Royal Mail have withdrawn their Special Delivery guarantee whilst they work to clear the backlog caused by the recent bad weather. Any mail sent via the Special Delivery service will still given priority but cannot currently be guaranteed to arrive on the next working day. During this time customers will be unable to claim for delayed mail under the normal Special Delivery guidelines. PC2Paper are continuing to offer the Special Delivery option on the website but customers should be advised that this should be treated as a priority delivery option rather than a guaranteed next day service.This applies to all Special Delivery items posted after the 1st of December.

    posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:58:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 10, 2010

    The last recommended posting date for Christmas mail to Eastern Europe, the USA and Canada is today (10th of December). Any mail received after this date will still be posted as normal but cannot be guaranteed in time for Christmas. Customers can still use our USA printing station for a quicker delivery time.

    posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 4:08:08 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    Although PC2Paper is now able to pass mail into the postal system as normal, customers should be aware that bad weather continues to cause delays in many areas. All mail is currently taking longer be delivered due to a backlog caused by the extremely bad snow and in some areas there have been no mail deliveries for up to 7 days.

    posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 12:05:26 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, December 6, 2010

    Today (6th December) is the late recommended posting date for mail from the UK to South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand. All mail for these destinations will be posted but cannot be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. Customers can still take advantage of our US based printing station to send mail.

    posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 10:21:59 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Saturday, December 4, 2010

    PC2Paper relies on the good services that Royal Mail provide and an essential part of this is our business collection. With the recent bad weather, however, our local area has been completely cut off. 15 inches of snow have meant no Royal Mail collections for three days causing a huge backlog of mail and with a fourth day of no collections we decided it was time to take drastic action to get the mail to the sorting office. With no post offices open and no way of driving in the dreadful conditions our dedicated staff decided the only way to get the mail out was to walk to the sorting office. We donned our boots, gloves and hats and struggled out each with several sacks of mail slung over each shoulder. After a gruelling 4 mile walk through knee deep snow and freezing conditions the mail was finally passed to the nearest sorting office and we are pleased to say we have now managed to clear the backlog. We are hoping that weather conditions will improve over the next few days and that service will soon return to normal but feel a big thanks is in order to our staff who went the extra mile.

    posted on Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:46:43 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 2, 2010

    We are currently experiencing extremely heavy snow which is causing delays to all UK mail. We regret that at this time there are no business collections or deliveries in the area of our UK based printing station meaning we are currently unable to pass mail to the postal service. All mail will remain queued until the weather conditions improve. We apologise for this situation which is due to circumstances beyond our control. All letters will be sent as soon as we are able to do so.

    posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:02:46 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 1, 2010

    We are currently unable to guarantee delivery times for letters due to the fact that we are currently experiencing extremely bad snow causing disruption to both our business collections and deliveries in the UK. We will still pass mail into the postal system as soon as we are able to do so but customer should expect delays to all mail.

    posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 9:44:06 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 18, 2010

    The last recommended Royal Mail posting dates for Christmas will soon be approaching for some destinations. The dates are as follows:

    International Airmail

    • Monday 6 Dec: South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (inc Japan), Australia and New Zealand.
    • Friday 10th of December: Eastern Europe, USA and Canada.
    • Monday 13th of December: Western Europe.

    UK Mail

    • Wednesday 15th of December: Standard parcels.
    • Saturday 18th of December: Second Class and Second Class Recorded Signed For.
    • Tuesday 21st December: First Class and First Class Recorded Signed For.
    • Wednesday 22nd December: Parcelforce 48
    • Thursday 23rd December: Parcelforce Next Day
    • Thursday 23rd December: Special Delivery

    PC2Paper will still post mail as normal after the last posting have passed but customers should be aware that Christmas delivery can not be guaranteed after these dates. Customers should also expect mail to take longer to be delivered over the extremely busy Christmas period.

    posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:48:26 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, November 12, 2010

    Very high winds in many parts of the UK last night, caused the cancellation of a number of air services that Royal Mail uses to transport mail to and from some parts of the country. Air services in and out of airports in Belfast, Exeter, Newcastle, Stansted, East Midlands and the Isle of Man were subject to some disruption. As a result of the disruption and other weather related transport issues, there is likely to be some impact to mail travelling between the more distant parts of the country due for delivery today. All mail received by PC2Paper will still be processed as normal but customers should expect delivery to take longer in some areas.

    posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 12:06:43 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, November 5, 2010

    According to this article Royal Mail is launching a trial of evening deliveries in some areas. Customers who live within the M25 motorway will be able to order goods from House of Fraser and L'Occitane and choose an evening delivery time. Items will be delivered between 6pm and 10pm rather than during the normal working day. The move comes after a recent study by Royal Mail found more people would shop online if they could choose a more flexible delivery option. Royal Mail is also in talks with other retailers about the possibility of joining the trial scheme. It certainly is interesting and something I would take advantage of if it were available in my area.

    posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 9:16:47 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Customers should be aware that there is likely to be delays to Greek mail. This is due to the fact that Greece have suspended foreign airmail services after suspicious packages were found. More than 10 suspicious packages were sent to target in Greece and across Europe. This has led to the decision to suspend airmail services for 48 hours to allow the Greek police to carry out necessary checks.

    posted on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:03:41 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, October 14, 2010
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    Royal Mail has recently launched some new stamps featuring some of the best loved characters from Winnie the Pooh. The stamps feature EH Shepard's original illustrations of Winnie the Pooh and include Christoper Robin, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. You can purchase them online from Royal Mail.

    posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:22:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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    The latest set of stamps to be issued by Royal Mail feature important Medical Breakthroughs. The stamps which are due to be released on the 16th of September feature medical imagery which illustrates six selected breakthrough. They include beta blockers, penicillin, hip replacements, artificial lens implants, malaria parasites and CT scanners.

    posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:31:25 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Sunday, August 29, 2010

    Monday the 30th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no postal collections or deliveries on this day. All letters sent after close of business (5pm) on Friday the 27th of August will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday the 31st of August.

    posted on Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:42:14 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    Unfortunately it has been necessary to suspend our US based printing station due to technical issues. We would like to assure customers that all letters sent via the US printing station to date have already be sent and remain unaffected by this problem. We are working to solve this issue and hope to have the US based printing station back as an option as soon as possible. In the meantime all US based letters will be sent from the UK.

    posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:11:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, May 28, 2010

    Due to Monday the 31st of May being a Bank Holiday in the UK there are no Royal Mail deliveries or collections on this day. Any mail received after our cut off time of 4pm on Friday the 28th of May will be sent on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 1st of June. This applies to all mail including mail sent using Special Next Day Delivery.

    posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 9:35:36 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    m512687_large Royal Mail have launched some new stamps to celebrate the war effort of 1940's Britain. The stamps called Britain Alone are dedicated to all the people that came together to do their bit for the war effort. The first class stamp features Sir Winston Churchill, the 67p stamps features air raid wardens. The Home Guard are celebrated on the 60p stamp. Land Girls, women in factories, the fire service, the Royal broadcast and evacuees make up the rest of the set. The stamps were released on the 13th of May.

    posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:52:27 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, April 30, 2010

    Due to Monday the 3rd of May being a Bank Holiday in the UK there are no business collections or Royal Mail deliveries on this day. Any letters received through the PC2Paper website after our 4pm cut off time on Friday the 30th of April will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday the 4th of May. All mail received after our cut off time on the Friday will remain queued in our system until the 4th of May. This includes any Special Delivery and Recorded Delivery items.

    posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 9:48:21 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, April 16, 2010

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    Royal Mail has recently launched some new stamps which feature  ten of our endangered indigenous mammals. The stamps which were launched on the 13th of April feature the humpback whale, wildcat, brown long eared bat, polecat, sperm whale, water vole, greater horseshoe bat, otter, dormouse and hedgehog. The stamps are being backed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust which has seen some success with its conservation programs providing better protection for otters in their local area.

    posted on Friday, April 16, 2010 10:08:36 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, April 9, 2010

    As of the 6th of April PC2Paper has increased it's postage prices to take into account the increase in Royal Mail Prices. A 1 page letter sent via our services with standard printing option will now cost 65p sent via 1st class mail and 56p sent via 2nd class mail. Prices for overseas mail sent from the UK have also gone up to take into account the Royal Mail price increases.

    posted on Friday, April 9, 2010 11:48:26 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Friday the 2nd of April and Monday the 5th of April are public holidays within the UK. There are no postal deliveries or collection on these days. All letters sent after 4pm on Thursday the 1st of April will be processed and posted on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 6th of April. Any letters sent during this time will remain in your "waiting to be sent" queue until Tuesday the 6th of April. In addition to this customers should be aware that any letters sent using the Special Next Day Delivery service after close of business (5pm UK time) on Wednesday the 31st of March will arrive on the next working day which is Tuesday the 6th of April.

    posted on Thursday, April 1, 2010 1:13:31 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    104600499_james1Royal Mail have recently launched some new stamps which feature Kings and Queens from the House of Stewart. Pictured is the first class stamp which depicts James I who reigned from 1406 to 1437. James II and James III also feature on the first class stamps. James IV and James V are pictured on the 62p stamps and Mary Queen of Scots and James VI are pictured on the 91p stamps. They are available to purchase from this week.

    posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:56:57 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, March 12, 2010

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    Royal Mail have recently launched some new stamps to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Battersea Dog and cats home. The stamps feature a number of animals that have been re-homed by the organisation over the years.

    posted on Friday, March 12, 2010 8:50:54 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, March 10, 2010

    A detail in the recent agreement between Royal Mail and the Communications Workers Unions will mean that they are no longer limited to delivering just three items of junk mail per household. This could mean that there will a sharp rise in the amount of junk mail that Royal Mail customers receive. If you want to cut down on the amount junk mail that you are getting this article has some useful tips. It suggests sending an email to optout@royalmail.co.uk with your name and address stating that you do not want to receive door to door mail. Writing to your local delivery office telling them to end deliveries of unaddressed mail and registering with the Mailing Preferences Service as just some of the ways to cut your junk mail mountain.

    posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 2:43:02 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, February 25, 2010

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    Royal Mail has launched a new set of stamps to celebrate the Royal Society's 350th anniversary. The set of 10 stamps show some famous figures from the world's oldest science academy. They include Sir Isaac Newton, physicist and optical pioneer; Benjamin Franklin, inventor of the lightning conductor; Edward Jenner, inventor of vaccination; Charles Babbage, developer of programmable computers; Alfred Russel Wallace, pioneer of evolution theory; Joseph Lister, inventor of antiseptic surgery; Ernest Rutherford, founding father of nuclear physics; Dorothy Hodgkin, inventor of x-ray crystallography; and Sir Nicholas Shackleton, pioneer of climate research.

    posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 2:19:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, February 5, 2010

    Adverse weather conditions are currently causing delays to mail sent within the USA. The conditions are local to our US based printing station and so will affect all mail sent to the USA from mid day on Friday the 5th of February. Mail will be sent to the postal service as soon as conditions return to normal but customers should expect delays.

    posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 5:03:20 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, January 8, 2010

    Heavy snow across the UK is currently causing delays to mail in many areas. Customers should expect mail deliveries to take longer during the adverse weather conditions. Rural areas are particularly affected.

    posted on Friday, January 8, 2010 10:26:34 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, January 7, 2010

    stamps1_1551347c Royal Mail have recently launched a new series of stamps featuring famous album covers. The stamps should start appearing on mail within the next week and feature 10 different album covers. These include Pink Floyd's The Division Bell, Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head, Primal Scream's Screamadelica, Blur's Parklife, New Order's Power, Corruption and Lies, the Stones' Let It Bleed, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, Led Zeppelin's fourth (untitled) album, and Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.

    posted on Thursday, January 7, 2010 2:50:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 18, 2009

    Please note the last christmas posting dates have already passed.

    Because of adverse weather conditions in the UK we cannot confirm if any letters or cards sent now will arrive in time for Christmas

    posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 12:50:31 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 5, 2009

    The postal strikes which were planned for Friday 6th and next Monday have now been called off. Although no details have yet been released it appears that a period of calm has been agreed upon in which no further industrial action will take place. Whilst this is only an interim deal it is hoped that further talks will be successful in resolving the long running dispute. A statement with more information is due to released later.

    posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 6:13:11 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    A further two postal strikes look likely to ahead causing further delays to mail sent within the UK. The strikes will go ahead on Friday the 6th and Monday the 9th of November. Rather than continuing the practice of rolling strikes where different staff strike on different days the next wave of strikes will see all workers walking out. If the strikes go ahead there will be no mail collections or deliveries on these days. This will mean that mail sent via PC2Paper after 4pm on Thursday the 5th of November will not enter the postal system until the service returns to normal on Tuesday the 10th of November. Customers should also expect delays to mail after this date as Royal Mail work to clear the backlog caused by the strikes action. Our other printing stations remain unaffected.

    posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 2:28:04 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    It seems that is is not just the postal strikes that are delaying mail. The post office has been dealing with a rising number of complaints caused by snails eating the letters once they are in the post box. Slugs and snails are particularly partial to paper and also like the taste of the gum used on envelopes. So much so that the slimy creatures are devouring mail inside post boxes. Some customers have made complaints after their letters arrived covered in slimy trails or half eaten. Despite putting slug pellets inside mail boxes and cleaning the boxes regularly slugs and snails still manage to get inside. It seems it might be necessary to devise some sort of snail deterrent for the opening of the box to stop the creatures from getting in.

    posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:09:54 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, October 26, 2009

    Unless talks between Royal Mail and the CWU are successful there will be further strike action later this week. If no agreement is reached three days of strike action are planned starting on Thursday. On Thursday 43,700 staff in mail centres, delivery units in mail centres, drivers and garage staff will begin strike action at 4am. On Friday 400 workers at three sites in Plymouth, Stockport and Stoke who read and enter mail addresses will walk out. On Saturday 77,000 delivery and collection staff across the UK will strike. During strike action customers should be aware that all mail deliveries sent from the UK will be subject to delays.

    posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 10:31:57 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, October 15, 2009

    The Communication Workers Union have confirmed that a nationwide strike will go ahead. There will be two 24 hours strikes starting on Thursday the 22nd of October. On the first day mail centre staff and drivers will strike and on the second delivery and collection staff will walk out. The union says that it has no choice but to go ahead with the strike action after Royal Mail rejected its latest set of proposals. Talks are still continuing and it is hoped that strike action could still be avoided. PC2Paper will continue to update customers on the latest news regarding any strike action. Customers should be aware that if action does ahead as planned it will cause delays to all post sent from our UK based printing station.

    posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 7:22:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    The Communication Workers Union has said that postal strikes could begin on the 22nd of October if an agreement is not reached. The union has called on Royal Mail to agree a last minute peace plan otherwise strike action will be announce. The CWU will announce the proposed strike dates on Thursday the 15th of October if talks to avert the strikes are not successful.

    posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 1:32:56 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Royal Mail workers have voted for national strike action in a long running dispute over jobs and pay. Over 76 per cent of workers balloted voted for the action which will mean a series of national strikes. The move is likely to mean that millions of letters and parcels will not be delivered in the run up to Christmas. Strike dates have not yet been announced but the union is required to give seven days notice of any strike action. PC2Paper will continue to update our customers on the progress of the dispute, however, customers should be aware that during strike action there will be considerable delays to all mail sent from the UK printing station.

    posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 2:21:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, October 5, 2009

    According to this article the recent postal strikes are still causing several delays in some areas. London, in particular is one area that is suffering delays with some mail taking more than a month to arrive. It is estimated that 25 million pieces of mail are stuck in the system somewhere. Although most of the strikes have been fairly short they are none the least causing a huge backlog. PC2Paper are still sending letters as usual during this time but customers should be aware that mail is subject to severe delays especially in the London area and that we are unable to guarantee delivery times for any mail sent since the start of the strikes in August 2009.

    posted on Monday, October 5, 2009 11:37:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, September 25, 2009

    The Communication Workers Union has announced that further postal strikes will be held next week. More than 15,000 workers are due to walk out over a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions. Postal workers will be go on strike for 24 hours. Areas of London, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Nottingham, Glasgow and Coventry will all be affected. During the strike PC2Paper will still continue to send mail as usual, however, customers should expect delays.

    posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 6:40:39 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Customers should expect delays to post in the Cambridgeshire area after a 24 hour postal strike. Workers have been striking in a dispute with Royal Mail over national agreements. Staff at delivery office in Ely, Cambridge, Haddeham, Iselham and Soham have been on strike. Mail to these areas is likely to be subject to delays.

    posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:19:08 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, August 31, 2009

    Monday the 31st of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK meaning there are no deliveries or collections on this day. Any mail sent after close of business (5pm) on Friday 28th of August will be sent on the next available working day Tuesday 1st of September.

    posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 10:52:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Royal Mail workers have started further strikes over a disagreement regarding job cuts. The strikes will run from the 17th to the 24th of August and have already began in Coventry, London, Leamington Spa, Nottingham and Stoke on Trent. We are expecting mail to the affected areas to be delayed and customers should be aware that mail delivery will take longer than usual. During this time PC2Paper collections are unaffected and we will still mail letters as normal, however, delivery times will be affected. The Strikes take place in London, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Nottingham, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham, Essex, Peterborough, Bristol, Leeds, Kings Lynn, Boston, Carrickfergus, Skegness and Huntington.

    posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:27:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    stamp5_1423745c A set of new stamps have been launched by Royal Mail that feature mythical creatures. The stamps include a fire breathing dragon, a giant carrying a bolder, a grey unicorn, a mermaid and a pixie riding a snail. They have been designed by artist Dave McKean and novelist Neil Gaiman. The aim of the new stamps was to bring together some of the well known characters from ancient folklore and legend. Pictured are two of the designs for the 1st class stamps. stamp6_1423743c

    posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:37:36 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, June 5, 2009

    stamp_1412301c Royal Mail has launched a tamper proof stamp which should stop people pealing off old stamps and reusing them. The problem whilst it might seem minor costs Royal Mail tens of thousands of pounds every year. Although stamps are franked when they go through the sorting office, the markings on them are not always noticeable and often stamps with little markings on them are peeled off and used again. The new stamps, however, should make it impossible to reuse them. They have two oblong strips on either side of the stamp so that when the stamp is peeled off the strips are left behind. This leaves a useless stamp with two holes in it which should now be unusable.

    posted on Friday, June 5, 2009 8:26:37 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Postal workers in London have voted for strike action in a protest over jobs and conditions. The Communication Workers Union has said that industrial action has been backed by 9-1 by its members. Dates for strike action have not yet been announced.

    posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 12:51:24 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Sunday, May 24, 2009

    Monday the 25th of May is a Bank Holiday in the UK. There are no postal deliveries or collections on this day. Any letters sent after 5pm on Friday 22nd of May will be posted on the next available working day which is Tuesday the 23rd of May.

    posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:17:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, April 17, 2009

    article-1168292-04565DAE000005DC-767_468x331 According to this article the local postman could soon be delivering the mail in a new egg shaped buggy. The vehicle which has a top speed of just 25mph is being trialled in two areas in Oxford and Essex. If the trial proves successful the vehicles could replace the current fleet of diesel Vauxhall vans. The electric vehicles whilst slower than the diesel alternative are more environmentally friendly and could potentially be used on town deliveries although the lack of speed is likely to mean they are unsuitable for rural routes. I find the idea interesting but I do wonder how it would work in practice when postman are under pressure to complete their rounds in a set amount of time, surely a slower means of transport will mean that all of these time limits will need to be revised.

    posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 9:19:22 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, April 9, 2009

    Due to public holidays in the UK there are no mail deliveries or collections on Friday the 10th of April and Monday 14th of April. Any mail sent after close of business (5pm UK time) on Thursday the 9th of April will be processed on the next available working day Tuesday 15th of April. Any Recorded/Signed For and Special Delivery Mail received after 1pm on Thursday the 9th of April will also be processed on the next available working day Tuesday the 15th of April.

    posted on Thursday, April 9, 2009 10:14:01 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    PC2Paper prices for UK and international mail sent from the UK will increase from the 6th of April. This is due to Royal Mail prices increases which come into effect on the same day and mean that we need to pass these increases onto our customers.

    posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:32:29 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, March 2, 2009

    Royal Mail are currently experiencing delays to deliveries in Staffordshire due to a rooftop protest at the sorting office in Burslem. Deliveries in the ST6 1 to ST6 8 areas are likely to experience delays and disruption to mail deliveries. During this time mail deliveries to this area is likely to take longer than usual.

    posted on Monday, March 2, 2009 2:36:17 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, February 2, 2009

    Due to heavy snow in the South East of England some areas are experiencing delivery delays. During this time we will continue to send all letters but customers should be aware that in many areas deliveries have been suspended and that letters will take longer to arrive. Affected areas include parts of Kent, Surrey, Suffolk, Berkshire and Bedfordshire.

    posted on Monday, February 2, 2009 3:38:35 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, January 5, 2009

    Royal Mail is to launch a campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the postcode in the hope that it will stress the importance of using it. According to this article around a fifth of non business letters are sent without a full postcode. This is despite the fact that mail that includes a postcode is processed much more quickly as it can be sorted by machinery rather than by hand. At PC2Paper when we receive queries about undelivered letters we find that the majority of these have been incorrectly addressed or are missing a postcode so have not reached their destination. The message is clear, in order to help your letter reach the recipient use a full address and include a postcode.

    posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 1:16:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, December 30, 2008

    There are no postage collections on Wednesday the 31st of December and Thursday the 1st of January. Any mail sent after close of business on Tuesday 30th of December will be processed on the next available working day Friday 2nd of December.

    posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:51:30 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, December 24, 2008

    Please note that we are closed on the 25th and 26th of December. Any mail received after 5pm on the 24th of December will be processed on the next available working day, Monday 29th of December. Customers should also note that delivery over the Christmas period can take longer than usual and allow more time when sending time sensitive documents.

    posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:51:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, December 22, 2008

    We are unable to offer Special Delivery and Recorded Delivery after 5pm on the 22 December due to the fact that there are no postal collections until Monday the 29th of December. This option has been disabled during this period but will be available again as soon as postal collections resume.

    posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 5:46:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 19, 2008

    The last guaranteed posting dates for Christmas have now passed for all destinations. All mail received will still be processed and sent as usual but is now likely to arrive after Christmas. No mail will be processed on the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st of January as there are no collections/deliveries on these days. PC2paper would like to wish all our customers a happy Christmas.

    posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 10:13:33 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, December 15, 2008

    Postmen is Bridgwater have voted for strike action in a dispute over working hours. Staff voted to hold up to three one day strikes before Christmas in a dispute over part time working. The first strike will be held on the 20th of December with no further dates having been authorised as yet. The workers are in dispute over plans to replace full time jobs with part time roles. During the strikes there is likely to be delays to mail in the local area.

    posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 3:49:28 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, November 28, 2008

    A consumer watchdog has called for post offices to reduce lengthy queues. The watchdog found that a firth of post office customers have to wait at least 10 minutes before they get to the post office counter. Although the average waiting time is down slightly the watch dog has criticised businesses for assuming that customers are happy to queue. It has said that priority should be given to improving services at poorly performing post branches that have problems with queuing and other service problems. Despite this the results from the watchdogs survey found that 94% of customers were happy with the service they receive from post office branches. It occurs to me that with more and post office branches closing the queues are likely to become longer not shorter as the remaining branches have to cope with more customers. Perhaps the watchdog needs to address this issue?

    posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 12:14:58 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, November 27, 2008

    To make sure that your cards and letters get to their destination in time for Christmas you might want to check out the last recommended posting dates which have just been released by Royal Mail. The last recommended date for mail sent to South and Central America, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia is fast approaching so if you are planning to send cards to these destinations you need to get them in the post by the 5th of December. The last posting date for Europe is the 12th of December. You have a little bit more time for mail sent within the UK, 2nd class mail should be sent by the 18th of December and 1st class should be posted by the 20th of December.

    At PC2paper we will still post your mail after the last recommended posting dates but will not be able to guarantee Christmas delivery after these dates. All Christmas cards are printed and posted in the UK so make sure you leave enough time for them to get to their destination. Remember you can also use our US, Thai and European printing stations to get your mail there even faster. A full list of the last recommended posting dates for the UK is below.

    Friday 5th December: South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Far East, New Zealand and Australia.

    Wednesday 10th December: Japan, USA, Canada and Eastern Europe.

    Friday 12th December: Western Europe.

    Thursday 18th December: Second Class UK mail.

    Saturday 20th December: First Class UK mail.

    posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:30:49 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    More than 40 post offices are likely to close in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. If the plans do go ahead 29 post offices will shut completely and 13 will be replaced by an outreach service. The proposed closures are subject to a six week consultation process during which the public will have a chance to put forward their views. A full list of the proposed closures is available here.

    posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:46:58 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    The Post Office has released a list of possible branch closures across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the South of Scotland. A six week consultation will begin to decide the future of 26 branches and the downgrading of a further 32 offices. The company has said that almost all of the areas population would see no change to their nearest branch and will still remain within 1 mile of a post office. During the next six weeks people are urged to make their views known. The full list of closures is below.

    The following 26 Post Office branches are proposed for closure:

    • Breich, Rashiehill Terrace, Breich, West Calder
    • Broomhall, 41 Broomhall Drive, Edinburgh
    • Calder Crossway, 10 Calder Park, Edinburgh
    • Carrington , 4 Primrose Gardens, Carrington, Gorebridge
    • Cramond, 20 Whitehouse Road, Edinburgh
    • Dalmeny, Main Street, Dalmeny, South Queensferry
    • Easthouses, 1 Mayfield Road, Easthouses, Dalkeith
    • Elm Row, 20 Elm Row Edinburgh
    • Elphinstone, 3 Main Street, Elphinstone, Tranent
    • Goldenacre, 20 Montague Terrace, Edinburgh
    • Gorgie, 556 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh
    • Grangepans, 14 Grangepans, Bo'ness
    • Lasswade, 12 High Street, Lasswade
    • Lincluden, 40 Lincluden Road, Dumfries
    • Longstone, 7 Kingsknowe Road North, Edinburgh
    • Magdalene Drive, 46 Magdalene Drive, Edinburgh
    • Newton, Main Street, Newton, Broxburn
    • Nicolson Street, 79 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
    • Pilrig Toll, 10 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh
    • Polbeth, 12-13 Limefield Road, Polbeth, West Calder
    • Poltonhall, 12 Hopefield Park, Bonnyrigg
    • Rosetta Road, 1 Weymss Place, Peebles
    • Shandon Place, 57 Slateford Road, Edinburgh
    • Scheuchan Street, 59 Scheuchan Street, Stranraer
    • Warrender Park, 73 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh
    • West Barns, 2a Edinburgh Road, West Barns, Dunbar

    The following 32 Post Office branches are to be replaced by an outreach service:

    • Ancrum - Hosted
    • Bonchester Bridge - Hosted
    • Bowden - Mobile
    • Eccles - Mobile
    • Greenlaw - Mobile
    • Hutton - Mobile
    • Morebattle - Hosted
    • Clovenfords - Mobile
    • Fountainhall - Mobile
    • Oxton - Mobile
    • Heriot - Mobile
    • Balmaclellan - Mobile
    • Colvend - Mobile
    • Corsock - Mobile
    • Creetown - Partner
    • Dunscore - Hosted
    • Kirkcowan - Partner
    • Lochfoot - Mobile
    • Moniaive - Partner
    • Mossdale - Mobile
    • New Abbey - Mobile
    • Bentpath - Home
    • Boreland - Hosted
    • Collin - Hosted
    • Ecclefechan - Partner
    • Eskdalemuir - Hosted
    • Glencaple - Hosted
    • Drem - Hosted
    • Garvald - Hosted
    • Gifford - Partner
    • Innerwick - Hosted
    • Stenton - Hosted
    posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:38:54 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, August 22, 2008

    Monday the 25th of August is a Bank Holiday in the UK. This means that there is no postal collection or deliveries on this day. Any mail sent after 5pm (UK time) close of business on Friday 22nd of August will be processed on the next available working day, Tuesday the 26th of August. Any Special Delivery or Recorded Delivery items sent after 1pm (UK time) on Friday the 22nd of August will be processed on Tuesday the 26th of August. Customers should also be aware that delivery of mail during this time may take up to 2 days longer than normal.

    posted on Friday, August 22, 2008 1:26:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Saturday, August 16, 2008

    The village of Booze in the Yorkshire Dales could soon have its postal service restored after the council have agreed to pay for road improvements in the area. The service was suspended by Royal Mail because it said the narrow track leading to the village was too hazardous for its workers. This has meant that 11 households have had to travel 30 miles to collect their mail. The council will make improvements to passing places on the route and Royal Mail have said that deliveries will resume on the 1st of September once the improvements have been made.

    posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:21:19 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, August 13, 2008

    At PC2Paper we usually experience a very good service from Royal Mail with only a few letters lost in the post. It does appear, however, that some mail can take a very long time to arrive. This article highlights the case of a postcard that was delivered after 79 years. The post card was posted in 1929 in Essex and arrived at its destination last Thursday. Royal Mail have said it is difficult to determine where it has been for the last 79 years.

    posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 8:32:34 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, August 5, 2008

    The Post Office has proposed closing 52 branches in north and mid Wales as part of a scheme to reduce the UK total by 2,500. A seven week consultation process is beginning during which people can give their views on the proposed closures. The Post Office has said that many people will not notice any change as a result of the closures but a number of politicians have said that elderly and vulnerable people in rural areas will be the hardest hit by them. The full list of proposed closures is below.

    Anglesey: Caergeiliog, Holyhead; Church Terrace, Holyhead; Four Mile Bridge, Holyhead; Llaingoch Community Centre, Holyhead; Ffordd Deg, Llanbedrgoch; Bron Craig, Old Llandegfan; Siop Isa, Talwrn, Llangefni

     

    Conwy: Abergeke Road, Colwyn Bay; Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea; Church Drive, Rhos-on-Sea; Penmaen Road, Morfa; Alexandra Road, Llandudno; Conway Road, Llandudno Junction

     

    Denbighshire: Trevor, Llangollen; Gronant, Prestatyn; Rhyl East Road, Rhyl; Grange Road, Rhyl; Clocaenog, Ruthin; Llanfwrog, Ruthin

     

    Gwynedd: Carneddi, Bethesda; Gerlan, Bethesda; Talybont, Barmouth; Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog; Cwmyglo, Caernarfon; Llanwnda, Caernarfon; Deiniolen, Caernarfon; Llanfrothen; Penmorfa, near Porthmadog; Bwlchtocyn, Pwllheli; Llangian, near Abersoch; West End, Pwllheli

     

    Flintshire: Golftyn, Deeside; Londis Stores, Holywell; Bronant, Holywell; Brynford, Holywell; Carmel, Holywell; Reflections Hairdressers, Mold; Ruthin Road, Mold; New Brighton, Mold; Rhosesmor, Mold

     

    Wrexham: Cymau Road; Marchwiel; New Broughton; Ponciau; Rhos y Medre; Tanyfron; Acton Park; Bradley; Rhosrobin; Summerhill

     

    Powys: Aberangell, Machynlleth

    posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 2:10:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, July 23, 2008

    A North Yorkshire post office will close following a public consultation. The branch in Aspin Lane Knaresborough will close by the autumn. This is despite a petition signed by thousands of people who wanted to save it. Post Office bosses have said they will provide an outreach service in the area.

    posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:28:30 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    The Post Office has released a list of branches which are likely to close in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes. The Post Office has said that the cut backs are necessary to make the service sustainable. It is part of a wider proposal to reduce the number of branches by 2,500 nationwide. A public consultation will now open on the proposed closures. The full list of closures is below.

    In Bedfordshire

    • Brickhill Drive, Bedford
    • Elstow Road, Bedford
    • Goldington Road, Bedford
    • Midland Road, Bedford
    • Springfields, Bedford
    • Ravensden
    • Stevington
    • Stewartby
    • Kitelands, Biggleswade
    • Blunham
    • Old Warden
    • Southill
    • Chalton
    • Eaton Bray
    • High Street South, Dunstable
    • Luton Road, Dunstable
    • Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard
    • Linslade

    In Luton:

    • Slip End
    • Atherstone Road
    • Biscot
    • Biscot Road
    • Chapel Langley
    • Hightown
    • Slip End
    • Chalton
    • Eaton Bray

    In Hertfordshire:

    • Bengeo Street, Hertford
    • King George Road, Ware
    • Ware Road, Hertford
    • Blakes Corner, Hitchin
    • Hexton
    • St Ippolyts, Hitchin
    • Station Road North, Harpenden
    • Whitwell
    • Wadesmill, Ware
    • Bedwell, Stevenage
    • Benington, Stevenage
    • Fairlands, Stevenage

    In Milton Keynes:

    • Fishermead
    • Little Brickhill
    • Conniburrow

    In Buckinghamshire:

    • Gawcott
    • Padbury
    • Preston Bissett
    • Twyford
    • Aylesbury Street, Bletchley
    • Water Eaton
    • Weston Underwood
    posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:57:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, June 20, 2008

    We are pleased to announce that problems with the US printing station have now been resolved and that it will shortly be operational. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers whilst we have been trying to resolve this issue.

    posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 4:34:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Saturday, June 7, 2008
    Due to problems in the local area we have suspended our US printing station. Any mail bound for the US will be sent from our UK based printing station. We are working to reinstate the printing station as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this temporary suspension may cause to customers.

    posted on Saturday, June 7, 2008 10:59:46 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, June 5, 2008

    We are currently experiencing some delays to mail sent from our US based printing station. This is due to thunderstorms and tornadoes in the local area meaning that the local post offices are experiencing delays  due to networks being down. During this time mail is still being sent but customers should allow extra time for their letters to arrive.

    posted on Thursday, June 5, 2008 5:12:10 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, May 26, 2008

    Monday the 26th is a Bank Holiday in the UK meaning there is no mail collections or deliveries. Any mail sent after close of business (5pm) on Friday 23rd of May will be posted on the next working day Tuesday 27th of May.

    posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 2:23:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, May 15, 2008

    Postal deliveries on Saturday may be discontinued under plans by the industry regulator. The proposals are part of a new plan to cut costs for Royal Mail. Under the new proposals deliveries would be reduced to five days a week and fewer first class letters would arrive the next day after they are sent. The regulator has also suggested that Royal Mail's delivery targets are lowered. A member of the  Communication Workers Union, which represents most of the Royal Mail's 130,000 delivery workers, disagreed with the proposals saying: "It is absolutely shocking for the regulator, of all people, to suggest moving from a six day service to a five day service." "We should be investing, not cutting, what was once the leading postal service in the world." The Royal Mail announced a slump in its profits this week and claimed it had lost £100 million in its last financial year from fulfilling the "universal service".

    posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:20:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, April 14, 2008
    Workers at a Royal Mail sorting office in Norfolk had to leave the premises when a suspicious package was spotted. 60 staff were evacuated after the security alert and a bomb disposal squad was called in. Staff have now returned to work and an investigation is under way. The incident may cause some minor delays to deliveries in the area.

    posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 5:55:29 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Sunday, April 6, 2008
    PC2Paper has increased its UK prices this weekend to reflect the recent increases in postage prices from Royal Mail. The increases mean that a UK letter will now cost 56p to send via first class mail and 49p to send second class. Prices for letters sent to overseas destinations from our UK based printing station have also increased accordingly.

    posted on Sunday, April 6, 2008 1:58:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, March 31, 2008
    The Post Office has announced 53 branches in Norfolk that are facing closure. Despite the closures The Post Office says that the cutbacks are necessary to make the service sustainable and that most people will still be within a mile of a post office.

    The full list of proposed closures:
    •    The Crown, Colby Road, Banningham
    •    Barney, The Street, Fakenham
    •    Beeston Village Stores, Beeston, Kings Lynn
    •    Beresford Road, Great Yarmouth
    •    The Post Office, Castle Rising, King's Lynn
    •    Village Hall, The Street, Caston, Attleborough
    •    Clint Green, Norwich Road, Clint Green, Dereham
    •    65 Intwood Road, Cringleford, Norwich
    •    Cromer Road, Sheringham
    •    East Runton Stores, Cromer
    •    The Post Office, East Walton, Kings Lynn
    •    Village Hall, Church Road, Wretham
    •    4 Harvey Estate, Gimingham, Norwich
    •    Church Road, Great Plumstead, Norwich
    •    Textile Centre, Great Walsingham Barns
    •    Church Road, Griston, Thetford
    •    The Pleasure Boat Inn, Staithe Road, Hickling
    •    Ancient House, Wells Road, Holkham
    •    Lichfield Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth,
    •    Post Office Road, Little Plumstead, Norwich
    •    98 London Street, Swaffham
    •    Chapel Road, Longham, Dereham
    •    47 Lynn Road, Downham Market
    •    High Street, Marsham, Norwich
    •    Lovells, Market Place, New Buckenham
    •    308 Bowthorpe Road, North Earlham, Norwich
    •    North End, Loke Road, Kings Lynn
    •    East View, Mill Road, North Tuddenham, Dereham
    •    Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth
    •    Norwich Road, Watton
    •    Nuns Bridges Filling Station, Bury Road, Thetford
    •    Downham Market Railway Station, Railway Road, Downham Market
    •    Ringstead, High Street, Hunstanton
    •    Rosary Road, Norwich
    •    Sporle Community Centre, Kings Lynn
    •    Springfield Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth
    •    Bungalow Stores, Stokesby, Great Yarmouth
    •    Norwich Road, Tacolneston, Norwich
    •    Tittleshall Village Hall, Tittleshall
    •    The Street, Trowse
    •    Church Road, Upton
    •    Suffolk Square, Norwich
    •    Wells Road, Fakenham
    •    Staithe Road, West Somerton, Great Yarmouth
    •    The Street, Wattisfield, Diss
    •    The Street, Scole, Diss
    •    High Road, Bressingham, Diss

    posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 1:08:39 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
    # Tuesday, March 25, 2008
    Royal Mail managers have voted to reject proposed changes to their pension plan. The move could increase the risk of strike of action. The union Unite had advised its members to reject the proposed changes to the pension plan and 85% of staff who were balloted agreed with the union. Under the plans Royal Mail would cut the value of its pension scheme for new and current members and raise the retirement age. Unites have said that it will consider a ballot for strike action if the issue is not dealt with by Royal Mail but have also said they are unwilling to rush into strike action. The Communication Workers Union will also hold a ballot of its members to judge their opinion.

    posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 3:57:28 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, March 20, 2008
    Friday the 21st of March and Monday 24th of March are public holidays in the UK. This means there is no mail delivery or collections on these days. Any letters sent via PC2Paper customers after close of business (5pm) on Thursday the 20th of March will not be processed until we reopen on Tuesday 25th March. Customers will still be able to send letters as normal but they will remain in the system as pending until the next working day.

    Customers should also be aware that the public holidays may mean any letters sent on Thursday the 20th the March are not received until the middle of the following week. This is due to the fact that Royal Mail delivery staff do not work on public holidays, so although PC2Paper will have processed and sent your letter it may remain in the postal system over the long weekend.

    posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 6:14:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, March 10, 2008
    Essex County Council is taking part in discussions about the possibility of taking over the running of post offices which have been earmarked for closure. The council is negotiating a buy out price from the Post Office and hopes to save 15 branches. They hope to make a profit out of the post offices by combining postal services with council services but have not yet said which branches they hope to save.

    posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 7:01:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, February 21, 2008
    Monmouthshire council leaders have backed a campaign to stop six post offices closing. The council cabinet says that six post offices that have been earmarked for closures are essential in the county and that they provide vital services especially for the elderly. The threatened Post Offices includes outlets in Govilon, Llanellen, Mathern, Sudbrook, Tintern and Devauden.

    posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:31:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, January 29, 2008
    The Post Office has named 41 branches that it wants to close in Sussex. The closures are part of nationwide plans to shut 2,500 branches.

    The 41 branches which will close under the Sussex Area Plan are:

    •  Bowness Avenue, 8 Seadown Parade, Lancing
    •  Church Road, 137 Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill
    •  Claremont Road, 23 Claremont Road, Seaford
    •  Copthorne, Common Road, Copthorne, Crawley
    •  Crowhurst, Crowhurst, Battle
    •  Downlands, 1 Downlands Parade, Worthing
    •  Durgates, Durgates, Wadhurst
    •  Elm Grove, 150 Elm Grove, Brighton
    •  Etchingham Road, Etchingham Road, Eastbourne
    •  Fairways Estate, 4 Newick Close, Seaford
    •  Framfield, The Street, Framfield, Uckfield
    •  Franklands Village, Franklands Village, Haywards Heath
    •  Hailsham Road, Hailsham Road, Heathfield
    •  Heene Road, 62-66 Heene Road, Worthing
    •  London Road, 91 London Road, Bexhill-On-Sea
    •  Mount Pleasant, 2 Avis Parade Shops, Newhaven
    •  New England Road, 42-44 America Lane, Haywards Heath
    •  North Chailey, Haywards Heath Road, Lewes
    •  North Lancing, Mill Road, North Lancing
    •  Old Shoreham, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea
    •  Preston, 221 Preston Road, Brighton
    •  Preston Road, 13 Preston Road, Brighton
    •  Richardson Road, Richardson Road, Hove
    •  Slindon, Slindon Top Road, Slindon, Arundel
    •  South Lancing, 83 South Street, South Lancing
    •  Southern Cross, 86 Trafalgar Road, Portslade, Brighton
    •  St Johns Common, 95 London Road, Burgess Hill
    •  St Leonards Green, 45 Springfield Road, St Leonards
    •  The Broadway, 1/2 The Broadway, Eastbourne
    •  The Parade, 40 Broadwater Road, Worthing
    •  The Strand, The Strand, Worthing
    •  Tilling Green, Tilling Green News, 45 Lea Avenue, Rye
    •  Town Row, Yew Tree Lane - Town Row, Crowborough
    •  Trafalgar Street, 8 Trafalgar Street, Brighton
    •  Upper Dicker, Coldharbour Road, Upper Dicker, Hailsham
    •  Wannock, 41 Farmlands Way, Polegate
    •  Warnham, 3 Church Street, Warnham, Horsham
    •  WashingtonThe Frankland Arms, London Road, Pulborough
    •  West Beach, 132 Beach Green, Shoreham-By-Sea
    •  White Rock, 32-33 White Rock, Hastings
    •  Willingdon, 116 Wish Hill, Willingdon, Eastbourne

    Barns Green post office in Horsham, and Plaistow in Billingshurst will be replaced by an outreach service.

    The future of the following eight branches is still under consideration:

    •  Marine Parade, 15/17 Seaside, Eastbourne
    •  Old Town Hastings, 70 George Street, Hastings
    •  Collington, 2 Collington Mansions, Bexhill-On-Sea
    •  Landport, 34 Lee Road, Lewes
    •  Station Road, 12-14 Station Road, Horsham
    •  Queen Street, 70 Queen Street, Horsham
    •  St Leonards Road, 15 St Leonards Road, Horsham
    •  North Parade, 24 North Parade, Horsham

    posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 8:37:08 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, January 16, 2008
    It has been announced that another 25 post offices will close across in Newport and Gwent Valley. The proposals will also establish three new outreach post offices two in Chepstow and one in Caldicot. The latest list of closures includes the following:

    Abertillery: Cwm Celyn; Princess Street
    Tredegar: Dukestown, Georgetown
    Ebbw Vale: Rassau, Winchestown
    Hengoed: Caerphilly Rd, Penpedairheol, Penybryn
    Bargoed: Gilfach
    Blackwood: Argoed, Wyllie
    Newport: West End, Wattsville, Christchurch Road, Malpas Road, West Park
    Abergavenny: Govilon, Llanellen
    Chepstow: Mathern
    Caldicot: Sudbrook
    Pontypool: Pentwyn, Penygarn, Pontnewynydd, Penygraig Terrace

    posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 5:53:49 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, January 11, 2008
    Another 40 post offices are to be closed across Glasgow, Argyll and Bute. The original announcement which came in October had said that 44 branches were to be closed. However, four post offices that were on the original list have now been spared. Cultenhove in Stirling, Auchenback in Barrhead and Kelvindale and Hyndland in Glasgow will now stay open although four other branches will now also be closed. The full list of closures is below.

    Branches to close in central and south west Scotland are:
    Argyll & Bute
    •    East Princes Street, The Post Office, East Princes Street, Helensburgh
    •    Gallowgate, Gallowgate, Rothesay
    •    High Street, The Post Office, High Street, Campbeltown
    •    Hillfoot Street, The Post Office, Dunoon
    •    Kirn, The Post Office, Dunoon
    •    Mossfield, Combie Street, Oban
    •    Ralston Road, 125 -127 Ralston Road, Campbeltown
    Greater Glasgow
    •    Anderston, 76 St. Vincent Terrace, Glasgow
    •    Balornock, 34-36 Drumbottie Road, Glasgow
    •    Bowling, 32 Dumbarton Road, Dumbarton
    •    Brucehill, Brucehill Road, Dumbarton
    •    Carmunnock, Clarkston, 17 Busby Road, Carmunnock, Glasgow
    •    Croftfoot, 509 Castlemilk Road, Glasgow
    •    Crow Road, 304 Crow Road, Glasgow
    •    Drumchapel, 135 Garscadden Road, Glasgow
    •    Forge St, The Post Office, Forge Street, Glasgow
    •    Gilshochill, Glenavon Road, Glasgow
    •    Govanhill, 328 Allison St, Govanhill, Glasgow
    •    Greenbank, 29 Eaglesham Road, Clarkston, Glasgow
    •    High Street, 271 High Street, Glasgow
    •    Kingsridge, 55 Inchfad Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow
    •    Levenvale, Co-Op Store, Argyle Street, Alexandria
    •    Muirend, The Post Office, 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow
    •    Newton, 107 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton
    •    Nithsdale Rd, 8 Kildroston Street, Glasgow
    •    Radnor Park, 379 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank
    •    Red Road, 51 Red Court, Glasgow
    •    Sandymount, 18 Grantlea Terrace, Glasgow
    •    Springfield Rd, 98 Springfield Road, Glasgow
    •    Temple, 58 Fulton Street, Glasgow
    •    West End, 125-127 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
    Central Scotland
    •    Bothkennar, Main Street, Skinflats, Falkirk
    •    Brightons, Quarry Brae, Brightons, Falkirk
    •    Church Street, 206 King Street, Stenhousemuir, Larbert
    •    East End, 161 Main Street, Callander
    •    Forth Crescent, 36 Abbey Road, Riverside, Stirling
    •    Greenhill, 2 Lea Park Drive, Bonnybridge
    •    Highland Dykes, 66 Wheatlands Avenue, Bonnybridge
    •    Nethermains, 4 Fleming Court, Denny
    •    Thornhill Road, 192 Thornhill Road, Falkirk

    posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 3:24:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, December 17, 2007
    I read this article that suggests millions of presents will be lost by delivery companies in the run up to Christmas. The article suggests that if the failure rate remains same as last year around 5.6 million parcels will either be returned to the sender or disposed of by the carrier. One of the main problems is carriers delivering to the wrong address either because the details are entered incorrectly or the information is out of date. Last posting dates this year are December 17 for 2-class items, December 20 for 1st-class and December 22 for special delivery.

    posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 5:15:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, December 7, 2007
    The last recommended posting dates for sending mail to South America and the Middle East from the UK have now passed. Any mail received for South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East, Australia and New Zealand can no longer be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

    Mail posted to the USA Canada, Japan and Eastern Europe from the UK should be posted by Monday 10th of December. Please note letters received for the USA are posted from our US based printing station and should be received by the 20th of December.

    Mail posted to Western Europe should be posted by Thursday 13th of December.

    Second class mail to the UK should be posted by Monday 17th of December.

    First class mail to the UK should be posted by Thursday 20th of December.

    Any mail received after these dates will still be processed and posted as normal but cannot be guaranteed for delivery before Christmas.

    posted on Friday, December 7, 2007 6:19:01 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, December 6, 2007
    St Andrews will lose it main Post Office after a deal was reached to move the service into WH Smith. Despite a long running campaign to save the Post Office it is due to close next June. A spokesman has said that the decision will not result in a reduction in services.

    posted on Thursday, December 6, 2007 6:21:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Tuesday, November 27, 2007
    A secret list of post office closures has been put on the internet by mistake. The list was meant to be kept secret until the start of a public consultation next summer but it appeared on the Post Office website last week before being quickly removed. For those who missed here the following post offices are due to close.

    The following Post Office branches are proposed for closure in Kent
    Approach Road, 63 Approach Road, Margate, CT9 2AP
    Bellevue Road, 13 Bellevue Road, Ramsgate, CT11 8LB
    Benenden Chest Hospital, Goddards Green Road, Cranbrook, TN17 4AX
    Bidborough, 14 Bidborough Ridge, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0XD
    Bingham Road, 185 Frindsbury Road, Rochester, ME2 4JN
    Brompton, 25 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, ME7 5AA
    Byron Road, 34 Byron Road, Gillingham, ME7 5QH
    Canterbury Road, 14-16 Canterbury Road, Whitstable, CT5 4EX
    Capel Le Ferne, Capel Le Ferne Village Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Capel Le Ferne, Folkestone, CT18 7LX
    Chalkwell, 69 London Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 1NQ
    Cliff's End, Cliff's End Village Hall, Foads Lane, Ramsgate CT12 5JH
    Dane Road, 55 Upper Dane Road, Margate CT9 2NA
    Denton, 4 East Milton Road, Gravesend, DA12 2JL
    Duke Of York's School, Guston, Dover, CT15 5DZ
    East Street, 85-89 East Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 4BL
    Enbrook Valley, 99 Enbrook Valley, Eynsford, Folkestone, CT20 3NE
    Eynsford, The Old Forge Tea Rooms, 2 Riverside, Dartford, DA4 0AE
    Farningham, 3 High Street, Farningham, Dartford, DA40DG
    Gills Green, Station Garage, Hawkhurst, TN18 5EP
    Grange Road, 34 Grange Road, Ramsgate, CT11 9LP
    Great Mongeham, Mongeham Farm, Deal, CT14 0HB
    Hardy Street, 84-86 Hardy Street, Maidstone, ME14 2SJ
    Hawkhurst, High Street, Cranbrook,TN18 4AA
    Hectorage Road, 82 Goldsmid Road, Tonbridge, TN9 2BY
    High Street, 3 High Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5LJ
    High Street, 13 High Street, Sevenoaks, TN13 IHZ
    Hythe Road, 79 Hythe Road, Ashford, TN24, 8PH
    Langton Green, Langton Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0EG
    Littlestone, 4 Warren Road, New Romney, TN28 8PN
    Longfield Hill, Main Road, Longfield Hill, Dartford, DA3 7AS
    Mead Road, 11 Mead Road, Dartford, DA1 2RH
    Minnis Road, 137 Minnis Road, Birchington, CT7 9NS
    New Bridge, 15 Bench Street, Dover, CT16 1JW
    Northgate, 65 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BB
    Oaten Hill, 3-4 Oaten Hill, Canterbury, CT1 3HP
    Rodmersham Green, 1 St Patricks Row, Sittingbourne, ME9 0PS
    Saltwood, The Fountain Stores, Saltwood, Hythe, CT21 4PS
    Seabrook Road, 246 Seabrook Road, Hythe, CT21 5RQ
    Seal, 23-25 High Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, TN15 0AW
    Shipbourne Road, 55 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3DS
    Shorncliffe, 2 Royal Military Avenue, Folkestone, CT20 3EF
    Sole Street, The Little Shoppe, Sole Street, Gravesend, DA12 3AX
    South Ashford, 108 Beaver Road, Ashford, TN23 7ST
    South End, 115 High Street, Edenbridge, TN8 5AX
    South Park, 192 Loose Road, Maidstone, ME15 7UF
    South Willesborough, 62 Gladstone Road, Ashford, TN24 0BY
    St Botolphs, 2 Station Parade, Sevenoaks,TN13 1DL
    St Dunstans, 21-23 Whitstable Road, Canterbury, CT2 8DG
    St Johns Road, 57 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9TP
    Station Road, 129 Station Road, Gillingham, ME8 7SP
    Station Road, Station Road, Tonbridge, TN12 0QH
    Temple Hill, 11 Temple Hill Square, Dartford, DA1 5HY
    Tower Hamlets, 14 West Street, Dover, CT17 0DU
    Upper Deal, 311 London Road, Deal, CT14 9PP
    Westbrook, 101 Canterbury Road, Margate, CT9 5AX
    Wilmington, 221 High Road, Dartford, DA2 7BU
    Woodnesborough, The Street, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, CT13 0NF
    Wrotham Road, 46 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, DA11 0QF

    The following 77 Post Office branches are proposed for closure as part of the East Midlands plan:
    Abbey Street, 17 Abbey Street, Derby DE22 3SJ
    Annesley Road, 101 Annesley Road, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7DR
    Ashbourne Road, 130 Ashbourne Road, Derby DE22 3AG
    Bonsall Hollies Farm, Uppertown, Bonsall Matlock DE4 2AW
    Bramcote Hills, 40A Sevenoaks, Crescent, Beeston NG9 3FW
    Breadsall, 2 Rectory Lane, Breadsall DE21 5LL
    Brook Street, 20a Brook Street, Grantham NG31 6PS
    Bunny, Jet Garage, Brobot Petroleum Ltd, Loughborough Road, Bunny NG11 6QT
    Carlton Valley , 56 Valley Road, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1LT
    Carnarvon Grove, 240 Huthwaite Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield NG17 2HF
    Carr Vale,32 Main Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6JF
    Carrington, 355 Mansfield Road, Carrington Nottingham NG5 2DA
    Church Gresley, 35 Market Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9PR
    Cobden Street, 34 Cobden Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1BP
    Colston Bassett, Church Gate, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FE
    Edensor, The Post Office, Edensor, Bakewell DE45 1PH
    Egginton, The School House, Church Road, Egginton, Derby DE65 6HP
    Elmfield, 234 Elmton Road, Creswell, Worksop S80 4DZ
    Epperstone, Main Street, Epperstone, Nottingham, NG14 6AD
    Forest Side, 261 Mansfield Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield NG17 4HG
    Gedling, 98 Main Road, Gedling,Nottingham NG4 3HE
    Great Hale, 4 High Street, Great Hale, Sleaford NG34 9LE
    Heage, The Windmill Inn, 213-215 Park Road, Heage, Derby DE56 2AB
    Heage Road, 133 Heage Road, Ripley, Derby DE5 3GG
    Higham, Crown Inn, Main Road, Higham DE55 6EH
    Hill Avenue, 26 Hill Avenue, Grantham NG31 9BD
    Hill Top, 231 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3GS
    Hillstown, 30 Nesbit Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6LW
    Hodthorpe, 137 Queens Road, Hodthorpe, Worksop S80 4UP
    Kirk Ireton, Barley Mow, Kirk Ireton , Ashbourne DE6 3JP
    Langwith Junction, 8 East Veiw, Langwith Junction, Mansfield NG20 9AA
    Laxton Main Street, Laxton, Newark NG22 0NX
    Leabrooks, 69 Main Road, Leabrooks, Alfreton DE55 1LA
    Mansfield Road, 102 Mansfield Road, Alfreton DE55 7JP
    Mansfield Road, 164 Mansfield Road, Derby DE1 3RA
    Mansfield Road, 88 Mansfield Road, Heanor DE75 7AQ
    Market Place, 16 Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1ES
    Marston Montgomery, 2 Thurvaston Road, Ashbourne DE6 2FF
    Matlock Bank, 83 Smedley, Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ
    Melton Road, 95a Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6EN
    Model Village, 5 Colonade, Shirebrook, Mansfield, NG20 8BL
    Moorhall, 12 Moorhall, Bakewell DE45 1FT
    New Lenton, 17 Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2ET
    Newgate Lane, 114 Newgate Lane, Mansfield NG18 2QB
    Newlands, 85 Clipstone Road East, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0HT
    Newton Solney, 16 Main Street, Newton Solney, Burton-On-Trent DE15 0SJ
    Normanton-On-Soar, 73 Main Street, Normanton-On-Soar LE12 5HB
    Nottingham Road, 111 Nottingham Road, Alfreton, Derby DE55 7GR
    Nottingham Road, 114 Nottingham Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 2BZ
    Nottingham Road, 123 Nottingham Road, Mansfield NG18 4AJ
    Nuthall, 1 Kimberley Road, Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1DA
    Old Somerby, The Old School, Old Somerby, Grantham NG33 4AB
    Ollerton, Saville House, Station Road, Ollerton, Newark NG22 9BN
    Openwoodgate, 4 Kilburn Lane, Openwoodgate, Belper DE56 0SF
    Pear Tree, 157-159 St Thomas, Road, Pear Tree, Derby DE23 8RH
    Red Hill, 69 Red Hill Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8GX
    Roper Avenue, 113 Roper Avenue, Heanor DE75 7DA
    Ryhall Road, 60 Ryhall Road, Stamford PE9 1UF
    Rylands, 44 Meadow Road, Beeston NG9 1JT
    Shelton Lock, 211 Derby Road, Chellaston, Derby DE73 5SE
    Shuttlewood, 72 Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, Chesterfield S44 6QT
    Sneinton Dale, 197 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham NG2 4HU
    South Wingfield, 11 Inns Lane, South Wingfield, Alfreton DE55 7LW
    Stanfree, 12 Clowne Road, Chesterfield S44 6AW
    Stanton By Dale, School House, Stanton By Dale, Ilkeston DE7 4QJ
    Starkholmes, 133 Starkholmes, Road Matlock E4 5JA
    Stirling Road, 6 Stirling Road Stamford, PE9 2XG
    The Harlequin, 50 Grantham Road, Radcliffe On Trent, Nottingham NG12 2HS
    Uffington, Croft Farm, Uffington, Stamford PE9 4SX
    Warsop Road, 7 Warsop Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield NG19 9LE
    Western Valley, 304-306 Valley Road, Nottingham NG5 1HW
    Westhouses, 1 Alfreton Road, Westhouses, Alfreton DE55 5AH
    Westville, The Wyvern Centre, Watnall Road, Nottingham NG15 7LD
    Wilmorton, 707 London Road, Derby DE24 8UQ
    Wolds Drive, 77 Wolds Drive, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5FS
    Wollaton Avenue, 4 Wollaton Avenue, Gedling NG4 4HX
    Woodland Grove, 720/722 Mansfield Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 3FW

    The following 11 branches are proposed for closure and replacement by an 'outreach solution'- most likely a touring van.
    Anwick, 1a River Lane, Anwick, Sleaford NG34 9SP
    Allington, The Green, Allington, Grantham NG32 2EA
    Barkston, 5 Church Street, Barkston, Grantham NG32 2NB
    Brant Broughton, The Forge, High Street, Brant Broughton , Lincoln LN5 0SL
    Castle Bytham, 19-21 Pinfold Road, Castle Bytham Grantham NG33 4RG
    Folkingham, The Old School, 7 Market Place, Folkingham, Sleaford NG34 0SE
    Harby Low Street, Harby, Newark NG23 7EA
    Kinoulton, Hall Lane, Kinoulton, Nottingham NG12 3EF
    Rippingale, 5 Middle Street, Rippingale, Bourne PE10 0SU
    South Witham, 14 High Street, South Witham, Grantham NG33 5QB
    Woolsthorpe, Main Street, Woolsthorpe, Grantham NG32 1LY

    The following 45 Post Office branches are proposed for closure as part of the East Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Lincolnshire plan:
    Adwick-Le –Street 2 Church Lane Adwick-Le-Street Doncaster DN6 7AQ
    Ashby Cum Fenby Chapel Lane Ashby Cum Fenby Grimsby DN37 0QT
    Bailgate 90 Bailgate Lincoln LN1 3AE
    Balby 296 Balby Road Balby Doncaster DN4 0QF
    Bennetthorpe 2b Bennetthorpe Doncaster DN2 6AD
    Bole 6 South Street Bole Retford DN22 9EJ
    Brackenborough Road 8 Brackenborough Road Louth LN11 0AE
    Brocklesby Main Road Grimsby DN41 8PP
    Burringham Road 78 Burringham Road Scunthorpe DN17 2DE
    Cuckney 5 Ten Row Cuckney Mansfield NG20 9LY
    East Ashby 46 High Street Ashby Scunthorpe DN16 2ND
    Fishlake Main Street Fishlake Doncaster DN7 5JH
    Fleetgate 40/42 Newport Barton-Upon-Humber DN18 5QG
    Foggathorpe 8 Station Road Foggathorpe Selby YO8 6PU
    Golf Road 47 Golf Road Mablethorpe LN12 1LS
    Grimoldby 34 Tinkle Street, Grimoldby Louth LN11 8SW
    Grovehill Road 165 Grovehill Road Beverley HU17 0ET
    Habrough The Stables, Station Hotel Habrough DN40 3AP
    Hatfield Woodhouse Main Street Hatfield Woodhouse Doncaster DN7 6NF
    Hawthorn Avenue 43 Hawthorn Avenue Hull HU3 5PA
    Hollym Silver Leys, North, Leys Road, Hollym Withernsea HU19 2QN
    Humberstone Road 84 Humberstone Road Grimsby DN32 8AZ
    Hundleby 30 Main Road Hundleby Spilsby PE23 5LS
    Hyde Park 55 Carr House Road Doncaster DN1 2BY
    Kirk Ella 1 Packman Lane Kirk Ella Hull HU10 7TH
    Lambert Road 65 Lambert Road Grimsby DN32 0NW
    Mappleton Cliff Lane Mappleton Hornsea HU18 1XX
    Marfleet 993 Hedon Road Marfleet Hull HU9 5QP
    Markby Sutton Road Markby Alford LN13 9QJ
    New Hexthorpe 70 Hexthorpe Doncaster DN4 0AJ
    Newland 504 Beverley Road Hull HU5 1NA
    Newmarket 161 Newmarket Louth LN11 9EJ
    Northfield 111-113 King Edward Road, Thorne Doncaster DN8 4DD
    Northorpe 3/5 Manor Road Northorpe Gainsborough DN21 4AA
    Princes Avenue 75 Princes Avenue Hull HU5 3QU
    Raines Avenue 361 Carlton Road Worksop S81 7PQ
    Skidby c/o Methodist Church Main Street Skidby Cottingham HU16 5TH
    South Somercotes South Somercotes Louth LN11 7BH
    Spring Bank 153 Spring Bank Hull HU3 1BN
    St Peters At Gowts 85 High Street Lincoln LN5 7QW Lincoln
    Trinity Street 142 Trinity Street Gainsborough DN21 1JD
    Warsop Vale Carter Lane Warsop Vale Mansfield NG20 8XE
    Welton 24 Church Street Welton Brough HU15 1NH
    West Rasen West Rasen Market Rasen LN8 3LS
    Westfield Avenue 136-138 Pasture Road Goole DN14 6HF

    The following 24 branches are proposed for replacement by an 'outreach solution - most likely a touring van:
    Belchford Rimmer House Horncastle LN9 6LQ
    Blyton 64 High Street Gainsborough DN21 3LA
    Corringham A H Hardwick & Sons (Butchers) 7 Middle Street Corringham Gainsborough DN21 5QT
    Eastoft High Street Eastoft Scunthorpe DN17 4PA
    Faldingworth High Street Faldingworth Lincoln LN8 3SE
    Hagworthingham Main Road Hagworthingham Spilsby PE23 4NA
    Haltham Haltham Garage Main Road, Haltham Horncastle LN9 6JQ
    Huttoft Alford Road Huttoft Alford LN13 9RB
    Ingham 24 The Green Ingham Lincoln LN1 2XT
    Langworth Station Road Langworth Lincoln LN3 5BB
    Little Steeping Main Road Spilsby PE23 5BL
    Lockington School Farm Front Street Lockington Driffield YO25 9SH
    Maltby-Le-Marsh Main Road Maltby-Le-Marsh Alford LN13 0JP
    New Leake Boston Road Eastville Boston PE22 8LJ
    North Kelsey North Kelsey Market Rasen LN7 6EB
    North Newbald The Green North Newbald York YO43 4SA
    Rampton The Green Adjacent Eyre Arms (Public House), Rampton Retford DN22 0HR
    Reedness Main Street Reedness Goole DN14 8ET
    Scampton RAF Station Scampton RAF Camp Scampton Lincoln LN1 2TR
    Tealby Tealby Village Hall Outbuilding,Tennyson Eyncourt Memorial Hall Tealby Market Rasen LN8 3XU
    Upton 1 High Street Upton Gainsborough DN21 5NL
    Welton Le Marsh Village PO Main Road Spilsby PE23 5TA
    West Butterwick15 West Street West Butterwick Scunthorpe DN17 3JZ
    Wroot High Street Wroot Doncaster DN9

    posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 4:56:31 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Sunday, November 25, 2007
    Ministers have delayed the closure of hundreds of post office until after next year’s local elections. Around 2500 branches are to shut by the end of 2008 but the decisions on which ones are to close have not been made yet. Many people will now not find out whether their local post office is to close until after the polls. It seems rather cynical to me, if they are proposing the freeze until after the polls, then they can obviously see that the local post offices are needed. It seems whilst they benefit the government they will keep them open and once they have been voted back in, then the closures will take place.

    posted on Sunday, November 25, 2007 1:35:11 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, November 12, 2007
    Following a long battle Rutland will now be recognised as a separate postal county. Rutland is England’s smallest county but until now has been listed in the Royal Mail database as having an address in Leicestershire. Rutland measures only 18 mile long and 17 miles across and contains two towns, Oakham and Uppingham.

    posted on Monday, November 12, 2007 4:58:08 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, November 9, 2007
    Around 100 people turned out to protest outside the Crown Post Office in Trafalgar Square yesterday. The protest was at the proposed closure privatization of 85 Crown post offices and the closure of 2,500 others. It was attended by the CWU and the National Pensioners Convention and was aimed at highlighting the fact that in many towns disabled and elderly people will no longer be able to access facilities which they currently rely upon.

    posted on Friday, November 9, 2007 11:20:03 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Wednesday, November 7, 2007
    Royal Mail has announced plans to close another 42 post offices across Merseyside and Cheshire. A six week consultation process is now under way that will enable people to give their views on the proposed closures. You can see a full list of the planned closures here.

    posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 4:16:05 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, November 2, 2007
    Royal Mail has ended Sunday collections in order to cut costs. Although most mail boxes do not have a Sunday collection a small proportion of boxes mainly outside main post offices did have a Sunday collection. Royal Mail have said that the demand for Sunday collections is limited and that it costs four times as much to handle those letters as it does letters posted on other days of the week.

    posted on Friday, November 2, 2007 10:52:56 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Thursday, October 25, 2007
    It has been announced that 44 post offices are to close in Scotland. The Post Office will reduce the number of branches in Argyll and Bute by seven, Glasgow by 27 and Central Scotland by 10. There will be a six week consultation period during which communities can give their views on the closures. The following branches are due to close.

    Argyll & Bute
    •    East Princes Street, The Post Office, East Princes Street, Helensburgh
    •    Gallowgate, Gallowgate, Rothesay
    •    High Street, The Post Office, High Street, Campbeltown
    •    Hillfoot Street, The Post Office, Dunoon
    •    Kirn, The Post Office, Dunoon
    •    Mossfield, Combie Street, Oban
    •    Ralston Road, 125 -127 Ralston Road, Campbeltown
    Greater Glasgow
    •    Anderston, 76 St. Vincent Terrace, Glasgow
    •    Auchenback, 60 Aurs Drive, Barrhead, Glasgow
    •    Balornock, 34-36 Drumbottie Road, Glasgow
    •    Bowling, 32 Dumbarton Road, Dumbarton
    •    Brucehill, Brucehill Road, Dumbarton
    •    Carmunnock, Clarkston, 17 Busby Road, Carmunnock, Glasgow
    •    Croftfoot, 509 Castlemilk Road, Glasgow
    •    Crow Road, 304 Crow Road, Glasgow
    •    Drumchapel, 135 Garscadden Road, Glasgow
    •    Forge St, The Post Office, Forge Street, Glasgow
    •    Gilshochill, Glenavon Road, Glasgow
    •    Govanhill, 328 Allison St, Govanhill, Glasgow
    •    Greenbank, 29 Eaglesham Road, Clarkston, Glasgow
    •    High Street, 271 High Street, Glasgow
    •    Hyndland, 37 Clarence Drive, Glasgow
    •    Kelvindale, Kelvindale Mini Market, 361/367 Kelvindale Road, Glasgow
    •    Kingsridge, 55 Inchfad Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow
    •    Levenvale, Co-Op Store, Argyle Street, Alexandria
    •    Muirend, The Post Office, 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow
    •    Newton, 107 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton
    •    Nithsdale Rd, 8 Kildroston Street, Glasgow
    •    Radnor Park, 379 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank
    •    Red Road, 51 Red Court, Glasgow
    •    Sandymount, 18 Grantlea Terrace, Glasgow
    •    Springfield Rd, 98 Springfield Road, Glasgow
    •    Temple, 58 Fulton Street, Glasgow
    •    West End, 125-127 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
    Central Scotland
    •    Bothkennar, Main Street, Skinflats, Falkirk
    •    Brightons, Quarry Brae, Brightons, Falkirk
    •    Church Street, 206 King Street, Stenhousemuir, Larbert
    •    Cultenhove, 104 Cultenhove Road, Stirling
    •    East End, 161 Main Street, Callander
    •    Forth Crescent, 36 Abbey Road, Riverside, Stirling
    •    Greenhill, 2 Lea Park Drive, Bonnybridge
    •    Highland Dykes, 66 Wheatlands Avenue, Bonnybridge
    •    Nethermains, 4 Fleming Court, Denny
    •    Thornhill Road, 192 Thornhill Road, Falkirk

    posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007 2:02:28 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Monday, September 17, 2007
    A postman in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire has been jailed for nine months after he admitted stealing mail. Between October 2004 and May 2007, it is estimated he stole about 20 items of mail a week. He was finally caught after an operational involving covert cameras and dummy packages.

    posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 1:59:42 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
    # Friday, September 14, 2007
    The Norwegian postal service takes the delivery of ballot papers very seriously. So seriously in fact that when a ballot paper was sent to the wrong town, they pulled out all the stops to try and get it to its destination before the polls closed. This included taking the unusual steps of flying it 220 miles to Oslo and then another 185 miles to Foerde, before sending it on a chartered helicopter for the remaining 35 miles to its destination of Stryn. The complete bill was 15,000 kroner.

    posted on Friday, September 14, 2007 11:23:59 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback