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Royal Mail pulls a fast one on our post box
An eagle-eyed resident has noticed that Royal Mail have pulled a fast one on the village post box. The collection time always used to be a user-friendly 4pm, meaning that sending things like birthday cards for next day delivery involved a leisurely afternoon stroll. All that has changed with the new collection time of 9am, a move which was hidden away in the small print on the post box. Royal Mail states in a neck-bending notice at the bottom of the box that this is in the interests of greater efficiency, The reality is that a next day delivery using a 1st class stamp is now all but impossible unless you’re a very early riser. In effect we’re now getting a 2nd class service with a 1st class price tag.