Julian turns postie for a day in York Outer
August 18, 2014
Last Friday Julian experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postman David Rosenberg on his delivery round in York. Julian is one of a number of local Members of Parliament being invited to go out with postmen and women across the UK to see the lengths Royal Mail goes to, to deliver the post.
Terry Gray, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, who briefed Julian before he set off on his walk said: “We’re delighted that Julian is taking the time to experience the every day challenges faced by our delivery postmen and women. “The visit gave us the opportunity to show Julian how we are modernising and transforming the organisation. We are investing in new sorting and delivery equipment as we respond to the changing nature of the modern postbag. We are delivering more parcels and fewer letters than ever before and the tools for the job need to reflect that.”
Julian said: “Postmen and women not only deliver the mail but play an important part in the local communities across my constituency and those across the rest of the country. I joined local postman David, who has been delivering mail to customers in York Outer for the last four years. There can be no better way of getting an insight into the work involved in delivering the mail on a daily basis than actually going out and doing the job alongside a delivery postman.”