Andrew Selous, Member of Parliament for South West Bedfordshire visited Leighton Buzzard Delivery Office to find out how postmen and women have been delivering parcels and letters throughout the pandemic. Andrew also used the visit to say “Thank you” to all postmen and women working across South West Bedfordshire for keeping communities connected and businesses trading.
Andrew Selous MP was invited to see for himself the lengths Royal Mail goes to in delivering the UK’s mail. As valued members of the local community, our postmen and postwomen have been delivering letters and parcels throughout the pandemic in all weathers six days a week.
Opportunities like this are designed to give MPs a unique insight into the challenges of delivering mail to every house and business in their constituency, six days a week. It also gives them an opportunity to see how the rise in e-commerce has boosted the number of parcels in the daily round.
Nazem Ali Royal Mail Delivery Manager at Leighton Buzzard Delivery Office who briefed Andrew about the challenges his team faced during the pandemic before Andrew set off on his delivery round said: “We’re delighted that Andrew Selous MP 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”
Andrew Selous MP 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. I joined local postie Spencer who gave me a real insight into the challenges he and his colleagues faced over the past eighteen months.”