Owen and Mick visit Ponty Sorting Office

Owen Smith MP and Mick Antoniw AM today visited Royal Mail’s Pontypridd Sorting Office during their busiest time of year – the festive season.

The Member of Parliament and Assembly Member for Pontypridd were given a tour of the office and met the staff who were working hard to get all the Christmas cards and parcels out to local residents on time.

Owen Smith and Mick Antoniw thanked the posties for their hard work throughout the year, and wished them luck for the next few days in the run up to Christmas.

Owen Smith said: “Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year. I want to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period. ”

On the tour of the delivery office, the MP and AM were introduced to all the postmen and women who are working hard, sorting and delivering Pontypridd’s post. The visit also gave them the chance to appreciate the changing nature of the postbag, with volumes of traditional letters falling and packets and parcels increasing due to online shopping.

Mick Antoniw commented: “The posties do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts.”

“We both would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them a very happy Christmas and New Year.”

Tuesday 18th December is the last recommended posting date for second class mail, and Thursday 20th for first class.