Chair's message to postal workers
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan has released a message for postal workers in the district this Christmas.
"Many things have been different this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, one thing that has remained a constant is the diligence and commitment of our dedicated postal staff. This year more than any other, their hard work deserves to be acknowledged and recognised.
"From April to August this year, postal workers delivered 177 million more parcels, an increase of 34% on the same period last year. This is a phenomenal achievement and justifies just why postal workers were celebrated as key and frontline workers throughout the pandemic. And with the additional pressure of Christmas cards and presents this year, they still have a very busy period ahead of them! The invaluable service postal workers provide enables families and friends to keep in touch during a time when they are physically unable to do so.
"For many, that card or present will make their Christmas and allow them to experience the festive magic we all expect at this time of year. I wish to personally both commend and thank our postal workers in Mid Ulster, and all over, for the quality and selfless service they have provided, and continue to provide this year and always. We all owe them a huge debt. I wish them all a happy Christmas and hope they enjoy their much-deserved and well-earned break. #ThumbsUpForYourPostie
"Let me also remind residents that the last recommended posting date for 1st Class mail this year is Monday 21 December and for 2nd Class it’s Friday 18 December. Overseas dates may be considerably earlier. So don’t be late!"