Free Royal Mail postal redirection for those affected by the floods in the Cumbria area
1378°Expired

Free Royal Mail postal redirection for those affected by the floods in the Cumbria area

52
Found 10th Dec 2015
Spotted this free offer on the intranet tv's at work. fantastic gesture by Royal Mail for those in need. I could only find an ITV link online but it has got the link.

No doubt it will go cold because it's not 'nationwide'.

itv.com/new…ms/

52 Comments

That's nice of them, now if they'd just stop dumping loads of junk mail through my door so I don't have to sort through it to find any that might be addressed to me that'd be great.

Original Poster

There's a option for that too.
Contact your local delivery office and tell them you want to opt out of door to door leaflets.

Jupitor5

There's a option for that too.Contact your local delivery office and tell … There's a option for that too.Contact your local delivery office and tell them you want to opt out of door to door leaflets.



I doubt my postman would understand that instruction to be honest.

DexMorgan

I doubt my postman would understand that instruction to be honest.


I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door to doors to your address, especially at this time of year.

If only more people opted out.

Not really a deal as such, but a nice gesture from Royal Mail

Original Poster

loueylemon

Not really a deal as such, but a nice gesture from Royal Mail



Yes and no really. Not a deal as such but this is always a paid for premium option from Royal Mail. Although it will not help the majority of us who use HUKD, those ho are affected will be relieved that they have not got another expense at this time of year.

stuarthanley

I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door … I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door to doors to your address, especially at this time of year.If only more people opted out.



You haven't seen my postman.. He'd probably carry them if he didn't have to!

Jupitor5

There's a option for that too.Contact your local delivery office and tell … There's a option for that too.Contact your local delivery office and tell them you want to opt out of door to door leaflets.


......how to put your local postman out of a job

Original Poster

beltabry

......how to put your local postman out of a job


Trust me, one person opting out will not affect anyone's employment status!!

except to get a redirect you need to receive a letter at your home address, or are royalmail forgoing this essential secirity check now

Was wondering what was happening to the mail. Postman in wellies popping Xmas cards through letter box's only for them to land on the water and float away. Bad time for people houses to be flooded ,

This reminds me of that Kevin Costner movie

CubicZirconia

This reminds me of that Kevin Costner movie


?

confusedfashion19

?


The postman

Download the form on their website and send it back to them, takes around 2 months but does stop, and its free postage to return form. Glad I did it now its stopped.

DexMorgan

That's nice of them, now if they'd just stop dumping loads of junk mail … That's nice of them, now if they'd just stop dumping loads of junk mail through my door so I don't have to sort through it to find any that might be addressed to me that'd be great.


Jupitor5

Trust me, one person opting out will not affect anyone's employment … Trust me, one person opting out will not affect anyone's employment status!!


No, but if everyone listens to your advice it would, the royal mail rely on D2D's, without delivering them they would not make enough from letters and parcels alone to keep the business running the way it is, and even if they could survive without the huge income from leaflets, the delivery duties would have to be adjusted to make up for the shortfall in delivery, making the duties longer and needing less staff. Junk mail may be annoying, but it keeps a lot of people in work throughout the country, and not just within the royal mail

Best way for Royal Mail to keep letter and parcel traffic up is not to deliver it at 3pm! Might be ok at Xmas but not throughout the year,mail traffic was much higher when the mail was delivered by lunch,leaflets thro the door cheapens the service.

CubicZirconia

The postman


thought you were meaning waterworld X)
Edited by: "brilly" 10th Dec 2015

please edit the title of this (add an a right on the end)

Free Royal Mail postal redirection for those affected by the floods


it's called a river

Banned

stuarthanley

I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door … I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door to doors to your address, especially at this time of year.If only more people opted out.




Postmen (real ones not the temporary ones drafted in for xmas) get paid extra money for delivering all the unnamed junk mail & leaflets

YouDontWantToKnow

Postmen (real ones not the temporary ones drafted in for xmas) get paid … Postmen (real ones not the temporary ones drafted in for xmas) get paid extra money for delivering all the unnamed junk mail & leaflets


I know. But they get paid a set rate whether they deliver 1 item or 20 items so one less to deliver, especially at Christmas, would be a blessing.

beltabry

No, but if everyone listens to your advice it would, the royal mail rely … No, but if everyone listens to your advice it would, the royal mail rely on D2D's, without delivering them they would not make enough from letters and parcels alone to keep the business running the way it is, and even if they could survive without the huge income from leaflets, the delivery duties would have to be adjusted to make up for the shortfall in delivery, making the duties longer and needing less staff. Junk mail may be annoying, but it keeps a lot of people in work throughout the country, and not just within the royal mail



It's also terrible for the environment if it all goes straight in the bin without being read.
Junk mail is not the way to go if they're struggling.
I'd be happy with a private postal service that wouldn't be as bad as the current one!

DexMorgan

It's also terrible for the environment if it all goes straight in the bin … It's also terrible for the environment if it all goes straight in the bin without being read.Junk mail is not the way to go if they're struggling.I'd be happy with a private postal service that wouldn't be as bad as the current one!


The current one is a private postal service. Others have tried and failed. TNT Whistl was one such venture.
If you can find someone that's willing to transport your letter from Lands End to John o'Groats for less than 70p, good luck to you.

DexMorgan

That's nice of them, now if they'd just stop dumping loads of junk mail … That's nice of them, now if they'd just stop dumping loads of junk mail through my door so I don't have to sort through it to find any that might be addressed to me that'd be great.


That's not junk mail, it's padding for your sandbags !

Nice gesture as they take enough stick for what they don;t do, and I hope all those people get the help they need,

Banned

stuarthanley

The current one is a private postal service. Others have tried and … The current one is a private postal service. Others have tried and failed. TNT Whistl was one such venture. If you can find someone that's willing to transport your letter from Lands End to John o'Groats for less than 70p, good luck to you.




10% profit in that one...

Original Poster

beltabry

No, but if everyone listens to your advice it would, the royal mail rely … No, but if everyone listens to your advice it would, the royal mail rely on D2D's, without delivering them they would not make enough from letters and parcels alone to keep the business running the way it is, and even if they could survive without the huge income from leaflets, the delivery duties would have to be adjusted to make up for the shortfall in delivery, making the duties longer and needing less staff. Junk mail may be annoying, but it keeps a lot of people in work throughout the country, and not just within the royal mail


You're right. They do to a certain extent rely on the leaflet contracts. But, di you know what they would do if they lost them contracts?
That's right, a couple more pence on your postage stamps. They will find ways to fill the shortfall in revenue somehow, and it's usually at the publics expence.
So for instance if all the people who contributed to this thread opted out, that means there are still roughly 25 million households who would still get them through the door each week. Not really gonna effect them.

Original Poster

tobyball43

please edit the title of this (add an a right on the end)


Done

Nice touch.......we forget its things like this that make this a great country to live in......a fact which most of the country seems to fogey.......good on you Royal Mail

stuarthanley

I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door … I'm sure your postman would be more than happy to not have to carry door to doors to your address, especially at this time of year.If only more people opted out.



The local Posties have no choice in the matter. Their bags / trolleys are just loaded up and they're sent on their rounds complete with a full quota of regular and junk mail items for each address. How can an individual postie be expected to remember exactly which premises on his round are opted in or opted out? A nice earner for Royal Mail to top up their diminishing income. The fault is with Royal Mail not implementing an effective system. I've lost count of the number of times I've "Opted Out" from unaddressed mail with absolutely no effect - it still keeps sloshing through the door. Something the government needs to pay more attention to, just like the cold calling epidemic. The "Telephone Preference Service" is just another ineffective joke. Bah Humbug.

Jupitor5

You're right. They do to a certain extent rely on the leaflet contracts. … You're right. They do to a certain extent rely on the leaflet contracts. But, di you know what they would do if they lost them contracts? That's right, a couple more pence on your postage stamps. They will find ways to fill the shortfall in revenue somehow, and it's usually at the publics expence.So for instance if all the people who contributed to this thread opted out, that means there are still roughly 25 million households who would still get them through the door each week. Not really gonna effect them.



"Opting Out" has ZERO effect for the recipient. The tide of effluent still flows through your letterbox regardless.

jimbodingo

The local Posties have no choice in the matter. Their bags / trolleys … The local Posties have no choice in the matter. Their bags / trolleys are just loaded up and they're sent on their rounds complete with a full quota of regular and junk mail items for each address. How can an individual postie be expected to remember exactly which premises on his round are opted in or opted out? A nice earner for Royal Mail to top up their diminishing income. The fault is with Royal Mail not implementing an effective system. I've lost count of the number of times I've "Opted Out" from unaddressed mail with absolutely no effect - it still keeps sloshing through the door. Something the government needs to pay more attention to, just like the cold calling epidemic. The "Telephone Preference Service" is just another ineffective joke. Bah Humbug.


He doesn't have to remember. If someone opts out of door to door mail, it's flagged up on his/her fitting whilst sorting the Mail. They then miss that house out when putting the d2d leaflets in.
Posties load their own pouches. It's not done for them.
Edited by: "SJHan" 10th Dec 2015

Posties where I have lived in recent years have been a nightmare, but at least in the previous place they always came early, the amount of stuff that was returned to sender as me not living there I still dont know why, either posties put it in the wrong letterbox or just werent delivering.

And at current one they make as little effort as possible to deliver, I have had parcels not arrive and seen the postman walk to my door give it a gentle push and walk off then have to rearrange delivery online, or been standing at door as seen them come to front door through my window so I stand at door waiting to let them in to have a card through the door saying "sorry we missed you" and they are so fast I cant even open my door in time to find them!

Really does vary.

Jupitor5

Trust me, one person opting out will not affect anyone's employment … Trust me, one person opting out will not affect anyone's employment status!!


True,since the Post Office has been sold off,lots of posties are gonna get sacked anyway.:D
It's called 'efficiency'.:D

ryouga

Posties where I have lived in recent years have been a nightmare, but at … Posties where I have lived in recent years have been a nightmare, but at least in the previous place they always came early, the amount of stuff that was returned to sender as me not living there I still dont know why, either posties put it in the wrong letterbox or just werent delivering.And at current one they make as little effort as possible to deliver, I have had parcels not arrive and seen the postman walk to my door give it a gentle push and walk off then have to rearrange delivery online, or been standing at door as seen them come to front door through my window so I stand at door waiting to let them in to have a card through the door saying "sorry we missed you" and they are so fast I cant even open my door in time to find them!Really does vary.


Yes. We get this a lot. Customers standing the other side of the door. We knock, we ring the bell. We take 2 minutes to write a card out and then you decide to open the door, or you wait until we're next door, or halfway down the street... Or even phone the depot and complain that you were in but the postie didn't ring the bell or knock the door when they did.

johnsmith1997

True,since the Post Office has been sold off,lots of posties are gonna … True,since the Post Office has been sold off,lots of posties are gonna get sacked anyway.:DIt's called 'efficiency'.:D


Strange that as RM and the Post Office are 2 different companies and have been for many, many years....

stuarthanley

Yes. We get this a lot. Customers standing the other side of the door. We … Yes. We get this a lot. Customers standing the other side of the door. We knock, we ring the bell. We take 2 minutes to write a card out and then you decide to open the door, or you wait until we're next door, or halfway down the street... Or even phone the depot and complain that you were in but the postie didn't ring the bell or knock the door when they did.



Considering one time I had the time to look around and see noone in uniform, unlock my door and walk inside to find a card shoved through behind me, or that I have stood in my dressing gown in front of door which has glass in it to see the postie walk up to it and give it a gentle tap and walk off.

I have even opened the door when a card has been shoved through to see them with no parcel in their hands and other red cards for other tenants they will pre do them.

And how do you explain how ALL the bank statements, phone bills and even letters from landlord were returned to sender, how can they be returned to sender when no delivery attempt was made and they were just letters not even recorded.

Hey at the same place any recorded delivery stuff was shoved through the door without even being asked for signature, that lasted until they started using those handheld devices but even somewhere I lived temp recently did that.

ryouga

Considering one time I had the time to look around and see noone in … Considering one time I had the time to look around and see noone in uniform, unlock my door and walk inside to find a card shoved through behind me, or that I have stood in my dressing gown in front of door which has glass in it to see the postie walk up to it and give it a gentle tap and walk off.I have even opened the door when a card has been shoved through to see them with no parcel in their hands and other red cards for other tenants they will pre do them.And how do you explain how ALL the bank statements, phone bills and even letters from landlord were returned to sender, how can they be returned to sender when no delivery attempt was made and they were just letters not even recorded.Hey at the same place any recorded delivery stuff was shoved through the door without even being asked for signature, that lasted until they started using those handheld devices but even somewhere I lived temp recently did that.


You're obviously very unlucky if, wherever you move to, you have issues with the postman.
A logical person would look at the common denominator in the equation....

Original Poster

jimbodingo

"Opting Out" has ZERO effect for the recipient. The tide of effluent … "Opting Out" has ZERO effect for the recipient. The tide of effluent still flows through your letterbox regardless.


Please. Don't forget it's not just posties who push crap through the door. Lots of other leaflet delivery firms have popped up because it's a good form of income.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text