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London Assembly’s John Biggs given last parcel posting for Xmas

PUBLISHED: 10:48 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 17 December 2013

Rotyal Mail delivery manager Eddie Mowatt (left) with John Biggs at Whitehapel sorting office

Rotyal Mail delivery manager Eddie Mowatt (left) with John Biggs at Whitehapel sorting office

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Opening hours at Royal Mail parcel offices are being extended in east London to cope with the Christmas rush.

The extension was announced ahead of deadlines for parcels to arrive in time for the festive season during a visit to the huge Whitechapel sorting office by London Assembly’s John Biggs.

Delivery manager Eddie Mowatt showed him round on his fact-finding tour of the E1 postal district depot at its busiest time in the run-up to Christmas.

“Many people don’t want to wait for redelivery,” Eddie told him. “So we’re extending opening hours at a number of offices to make it easier to pick up parcels in person.

“Our people pull out all the stops over the busy festive period.”

Last posting dates for mail to arrive in time for Christmas are Wednesday for second-class parcels, Friday for first-class and next Monday for Special Deliveries. But deadline for items going abroad to Europe and America passed last weekend.

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