Royal Mail are struggling with post deliveries in recent weeks as omicron means many staff are sick or isolating at home.
Residents have contacted councillors about missed postal deliveries. If you are having delayed post please send us [email@example.com] your postcode so we can identify the neighbourhoods with delivery problems and take up with Royal Mail.
The SE27 sorting office in Windsor Grove has reduced opening hours see: https://www.royalmail.com/services-near-you/delivery-office/west-norwood-delivery-office-se27-9ls
See recent news items on postal delays: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-60069763
Our SE27 Royal Mail parcel collection point and sorting office is still here and Royal Mail seem to be renovating the building!
Picking up parcels is now easier than before as new 30 minutes free parking spaces have recently been installed by Lambeth council outside!
Labour councillors & our MP have been campaigning since 2017 with residents to keep our local parcel point open.
See our earlier posts:
Local people at the protest in April
To support the local campaign to keep the Royal Mail sorting office & parcel pick up point for SE27 in SE27 please join Helen Hayes at a protest this Saturday 9th September – at 2.30pm outside 4 Windsor Grove SE27 9LS.
This is our last chance, following on our petition and protest in April, to tell Royal Mail we want to keep the SE27 sorting office local and in SE27! Royal Mail are due to make a final decision this month on whether to move the SE27 sorting office to Blenheim Road SE20 8AA 19 near Penge.
See our earlier posts 3/3/17 & 7/4/17
Sorting office in Windsor Grove
Royal Mail wants to move its SE27 sorting office in Windsor Grove – so we have to travel nearly as far as Penge to the Royal Mail Anerley office at Blenheim Road SE20 8AA to collect undelivered mail & parcels.
Helen Hayes MP is hosting a public meeting this Monday , 10th April, at The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS at 7pm to discuss the plans. Norwood Forum will be chairing the meeting.
See our earlier post 3/3/17 for more details and a petition opposing the closure.
Sorting office in Windsor Grove
Royal Mail wants to close it sorting office at Windsor Grove SE27 9LS for SE27 addresses and move it into the Anerley office at Blenheim Road SE20 8AA. Increase in email means many fewer letters and the increase in on-line shopping means many more parcels are delivered to our homes. So Royal Mail is looking at bigger & fewer sorting offices and selling off the smaller ones.
Our local MP Helen Hayes & Cllr Jackie Meldrum met with Royal Mail to try to persuade them to keep the SE27 sorting office open. Moving it several miles away to SE20 in Anerley is much too far away. Royal Mail says the nearer sorting office at 20 Westow Hill SE19 3RS is just too small to take all the SE27 post.
Most of us use the sorting office to pick up parcels or registered letters delivered when no–one was at home. But Royal Mail do not have to consult us when they make changes to their sorting offices.
Royal Mail do have to consult their staff on changes and are currently talking to the CWU union. The union have set up a petition for people opposed to SE27 losing its local sorting office & parcel collection point. 1500 people have signed already. Online Petition
West Norwood post office is to be upgraded to a new main style branch opening on Monday 1st February. The post office will be closed from 1pm on Saturday 16th January so the modernisation work can be done. Nearby alternative post offices are at: WH Smith 180 Streatham High Rd SW16 1BH and Herne Hill Cost Cutter at 31 Norwood Road SE24 9AA.
The new post office will provide the same range of services from four service positions. New opening hours will be 9am to 5.30pm Mondays to Saturdays.
For more information please contact Keith Long by email: firstname.lastname@example.org