Last Friday Emily dropped in to Islington’s Mount Pleasant Sorting Office and thanked our posties for all their hard work delivering our Christmas mail.


The Christmas rush is now in full swing at Mount Pleasant, the second largest sorting office in the world, and Royal Mail are taking on extra staff to cope.

Royal Mail is hiring 570 extra people this December, but it’s a sign of the tough economic times that there have been more than 9000 applicants for the posts.

Emily said:

“I was very pleased to visit Mount Pleasant and thank our posties for all their work over the busy Christmas period.

The last posting date for your Christmas parcels is 14th December and for cards it’s the 20th -; so make sure you get everything in the post on time.

And I would like to take this chance to wish everyone in Islington a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

Mick Burton, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Mount Pleasant said:

“Christmas is the busiest time of year, and our people really do pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly but even more so over the busy festive period. So we are pleased that Emily came along to witness the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”

The postal staff do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts.  And as usual, we urge our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings!”

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