Monday 10 February 2020

Letter sorting machines to be removed at High Wycombe Royal Mail office

The Bucks Free Press reports that some letter processing machines are to be removed from High Wycombe Royal Mail office.
ONE of High Wycombe’s delivery offices is to remove two letter sorting machines - as the number of letters sent has dropped by 50 per cent since 2004.
Royal Mail’s High Wycombe South office in Lancaster Road, Cressex, will see the removal of the two sorting machines because they need to make more room for managing parcels.
Letter sorting machines were designed to help Royal Mail sort letters in some delivery offices - but letter volumes have declined by 50 per cent since 2004 as people post fewer letters and receive more parcels.  Royal Mail expect letter volumes to fall by about 26 per cent over the next five years or so.
The initiative will reportedly have no impact on the quality of service for customers sending and receiving letters in the area, according to Shane O’Riordain, Royal Mail managing director of regulation and corporate affairs.
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1 comment:

  1. When I visited the WHS pale imitation of the old Crown office in the Galleries Bristol......which was, after all, the FIRST "Post and Go" office......I was surprised to note that THREE of the seven P & G units (remember, when RM "sold out" to WHS just ELEVEN months ago they added 2 additional machines to the RM stable of five units) have been demoted to bill payment and enquiry duties......being in a rush I could only access one unit (68) which was still dispensing 2018 (1st class) and 2017 (2nd class).....the beginning of the end ????? Trev


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