Absolute mess: Brits continue to experience major Royal Mail delays – affected postcodes

Absolute mess: Brits continue to experience major Royal Mail delays – affected postcodes

01/11/2022

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Royal Mail is always extremely busy, but is experiencing particularly tough times as of recent. They have announced 74 postcodes that are currently most affected and experiencing delays.

As of today, Tuesday 11, Royal Mail announced that their air, rail, road and mail centres were all “operated to schedule over the weekend”.

As for those expecting letters and parcels in the coming days, the Royal Mail website explained: “Deliveries are operating as normal across most of the country today. We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

“In a small number of local offices this may temporarily not be possible due to local issues such as Covid-related self isolation, high levels of sick absence, resourcing, or other local factors.”

To combat this issue, Royal Mail pledged to “rotate deliveries to minimise the delay to individual customers”, and provide “targeted support to those offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high standard our customers would normally receive”.

Royal Mail shared a list of affected postcodes. 

Postcodes expecting delays

Altens DO (AB10 to AB12 and AB35)

Amesbury (SP3 and SP4)

Banff DO (AB44 and AB45

Barnsley DO (S70, S71, S72 and S75)

Bearsden DO (G61)

Bicester DO (OX25 to OX27)

Bishopbriggs DO (G64)

Bredbury DO (SK6)

Bridge Of Don DO (AB22 and AB23)

Bredbury DO (SK6)

Buckingham DO (MK18)

Burgess Hill DO (BN6 and RH15)

Caldicot DO (NP26)

Camberwell (SE5)

Cardiff West DO (CF5)

Chelmsford DO (CM1 to CM3)

Cricklewood DO (NW2)

East Dulwich DO (SE22)

Erskine DO (PA7 and PA8)

Finchley Church End DO (N3)

Finsbury Park DO (N4)

Glasgow G32 DO

Glasgow G41, G42 and G45 DO

Glasgow G43 and G46 DO

Golders Green DO (

Gosport DO (PO12 and PO13)

Hanwell (W7)

Harlow DO (CM17 to CM20 and CM92)

Harold Hill DO (RM3)

Heaton DO (NE6 and NE7)

Herne Hill DO (SE24)

Holloway DO (N7)

Hornsey DO (N8)

Hove DO (BN3 and BN52)

Invergordon DO (IV17 and IV18)

Islington DO (N1 and N1C)

Keynsham DO (BS31)

Lancing (BN15)

Lark Lane DO (L17)

Maida Hill DO (W9)

Manchester South West DO (M15, M16 and M32)

Mill Hill DO (NW7)

Monmouth DO (NP25)

Motherwell DO (ML1)

Muswell Hill DO (N10)

New Ferry DO (CH32, CH62 and CH63)

Newport East DO (NP18 and NP19)

Newton Mearns DO (G77)

Oxted DO (RH8)

Perth DO (PH1. PH2 and PH14)

Rayleigh DO (SS6)

Redcar DO (TS10 and TS11)

Rotherhithe DO (SE16)

Rottingdean DO (BN2 and BN51)

Sheffield North East DO (S5)

Shepshed DO (LE12)

Skelmersdale DO (WN8)

South Croydon DO (CR2)

Speke DO (L24)

St. Helens DO (WA9 to WA11)

Swindon West DO (SN5)

Sydenham DO (SE26)

Thame DO (OX9 and OX39)

The Hyde DO (NW9)

Uddingston DO (G71)

Upminster DO (RM14)

Upper Holloway DO (N19)

Upton DO (CH30 and CH39)

Wallasey DO (CH27, CH44 and CH45)

Wantage DO (OX12)

Ware DO (SG9 to SG12)

West Norwood DO (SE27)

Willesden DO (NW10 and NW26)

Wootton Bassett DO (SN4 and SN16)

Many took to Twitter to voice their concerns.

@Riseof_JIN queried: “@RoyalMailHelp hello, I sent off a parcel on Thursday January 6, but it has been stuck in Aberdeen MC since Friday 7. It was sent via Royal Mail Tracked 24, the branch was not listed in those having delays and it has been open. Is there a way to check why it’s still there?”

Sohrab Iravani asked: “Any Royal Mail Business customers experiencing major delays? 100 items posted on January 4 and still not delivered. Royal Mail will not help and just say email us. They don’t understand urgency.”

He went on to brand the situation an “absolute mess”.

Yvonne Russel stated: “From hospital, with instructions readmission. As well as two other letters re-tests pre-admission. None have arrived. 60 +min wait on phone to escalate complaint. Our postcode not showing as being affected by delays so why no delivery since December 22 @RoyalMail?”

Royal Mail tweeted on January 7: “Still have those Christmas items to return? Not to worry, book a parcel collection, and we’ll collect from your front door.”

But the delivery company received a lot of backlash from angry Britons awaiting their mail.

@Blueignite questioned Royal Mail: “I am getting no help whatsoever from RM or Poste Italiane, absolutely appalled. I have sent out an item on December 5 it was to return an item so has to be done within a time frame and there’s no tracking update from December 7 onwards, please tell me where my item is.”

Jack Chauhan asked: “Why are Royal Mail so slow at deliveries. Item ordered first class with tracking on Tuesday and dispatched Tuesday still not been delivered! Sick of this Mail service. Royal Mail are just getting worse every week!”

@joddzie90 said: “How bad is the sorting offices in Scotland as I am still waiting for a parcel that was sent on December 29 from Glasgow area to Moray? Please don’t use the postcode excuse as it’s IV heard it too many times!!”

@caseysplaice stated:”RETURN?? they haven’t even arrived!!!! nine packages now that I’ve been waiting WEEKS for. Either you lost them ALL (incompetence) or you’re lying about how bad your deliveries are in areas (incompetence). We get one letter every 10 days. £65 of goods just missing.”

@SeaGypsy15 said: “Thanks for sending a parcel I addressed to AUSTRIA to AUSTRALIA instead. Your staff need to go to Specsavers. Please see my message, redirect my parcel to the correct country and reply ASAP please.”

Others were more forgiving.

@london_849 stated: “Hi. The comments are a bit harsh. There has been a lot of bank holidays over Christmas and new year. I assume there is a backlog. I would like my post though.”

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