Changes to the way post is delivered

CHANGES to the way residents across the Bognor Regis area will receive their post are due to be made.

The Royal Mail is altering the way it delivers mail in the PO21 and PO22 postcode areas over the next few weeks.

Postmen and women will use new delivery methods and adopt revised delivery routes as changes are introduced on a phased basis.

Royal Mail says it will continue to deliver in the morning and for a longer period during the day. It says the changes also mean:

n Many customers will continue to get their mail by lunchtime.

n The time customers receive mail will depend on where they live on the new delivery route. This may be later or possibly earlier than current delivery times.

n When mail volumes vary, the company may need to adjust delivery arrangements and times.

Royal Mail will be writing to every address in the area about the plans and this includes households, businesses and other organisations.

It sayaid the changes were being made because fewer letters were now posted every day and Royal Mail needed to organise its delivery routes to be as efficient as possible. Because it now delivered more large items the service was is also investing in new equipment to carry these items more securely.

The new equipment also reduced the risk of injury to postmen and women from carrying heavier mail bags, said Royal Mail.

If customers have queries they should call 0845 601 1399.