New post system is not chaotic
I WRITE in reference to the so-called Chaos Day as described by WR Lomas in a letter published in the Reporter (Postbag August 18), with reference to the change in postal prices that came into force today. Whilst the new system is undoubtedly more compl
I WRITE in reference to the so-called 'Chaos Day' as described by WR Lomas in a letter published in the Reporter (Postbag August 18), with reference to the change in postal prices that came into force today.
Whilst the new system is undoubtedly more complex, it is not fair to describe the situation as 'chaotic'.
We have had three years to get used to the idea, the Royal Mail themselves have door-dropped every household in the country with an information leaflet not to mention the significant national media coverage the changes have received.
I strongly object to the sensationalist claim propagated by WR Lomas of UKIP that the root cause of this "nonsense" is the EU.
You may also want to watch:
Whilst it is not unusual for UKIP to blame all our ills on Europe in this instance it is this claim that is actually nonsense.
In truth, whilst Royal Mail as a whole has managed a significant transformation from loss to profit, it needs to continue to increase efficiency to keep the loss-making post offices open.
- 1 Extension lead warning after fatal fire in Saffron Walden
- 2 Saffron Walden Town through in FA Vase after dramatic ending
- 3 New solar farm policy 'ducks the main issues', say campaigners
- 4 What is the government's Plan B for Covid this winter?
- 5 Walden fire: Resident has died
- 6 Could we face coronavirus restrictions over Christmas?
- 7 From Star Wars to Cambridge Arts Theatre... Actor Ian McDiarmid talks about The Lemon Table
- 8 Who can get a Covid booster jab and how can I book one?
- 9 Gardeners behind the best-kept Saffron Walden allotments named
- 10 Walden's Crocus Medical Practice opens within community hospital
The previous system of postal charging didn't accurately reflect the actual costs involved in handling larger or unusually shaped items that could not be processed by machine, with the result that domestic postal users were actually subsidising the direct marketing industry.
What situation would WR Lomas and the other UKIP supporters prefer - a modernisation of postal prices or for households to continue to subsidise junk-mailers whilst seeing rural post offices close?
Mount Pleasant Road