Member of Parliament for Stevenage, Stephen McPartland, gained a deeper insight into the challenges of delivering mail to every house and business, six days a week, when he joined a local postman on his delivery round.
Stephen McPartland MP said, “Postmen and postwomen play a really valuable role in our communities and should be able to go about their jobs safely.
“I was delighted to join Andrew on his round in Stevenage and he gave me a real insight into the life of a postman.”
Barry Aldridge, Royal Mail Delivery Manager at Stevenage, said, “We are delighted that Stephen 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 Stephen how we are continuing to modernise and transform our organisation. We have invested 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.”