Workington MP Mark Jenkinson paid a visit to the town’s postal delivery office to find out how parcels and letters have been delivered throughout the pandemic – and say thanks to all posties for keeping communities connected and businesses trading.
Mr Jenkinson was invited to see for himself the lengths Royal Mail goes to in delivering the UK’s mail. He also had an opportunity to see how the rise in e-commerce has boosted the number of parcels in the daily round.
Nathan Murphy, Royal Mail delivery line manager at Workington delivery office, said: “We’re delighted that Mark took the time to experience the everyday challenges faced by our postmen and postwomen especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
“They are so often at the heart of their communities and have ensured communities have remained connected and businesses have continued to trade”
Mr Jenkinson joined local postman Craig Ivison on his Workington town centre route, learning about the challenges he and his colleagues faced over the past 18 months.
He said: “Postmen and postwomen perform an incredibly important role in our communities across my constituency even more so during the current pandemic.
“I wanted to get a real understanding of the work that goes into delivering the mail on a daily basis. There can be no better way of getting that insight than actually going out and doing the job alongside a postman or woman.”