Don’t miss the last recommended posting dates if you want to stay on Santa’s good list!
11th December 2014
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As the Christmas countdown reaches two weeks today, many of us still have shopping  to do, presents to wrap and cards to write and send. We are all frantically rushing to put the Christmas decs up and getting tangled in tinsel in the process.

With so much left to do and so little time to do it all, checking the last postal and delivery dates can easily slip our minds. To give you one less thing to worry about you will find the dates for post and deliveries over the Christmas period listed below:


Last Recommended Postal Dates

UK inland Services –

Thursday 18th December – Second Class and Royal Mail Signed For

Saturday 20th December – First Class and Royal Mail Signed For

Tuesday 23rd December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed


International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature services –

Friday 12th December – USA

Saturday 13th December – Western Europe (excluding Greece and Poland)


Christmas Delivery Dates –

Monday 22nd December – Normal Deliveries

Tuesday 23rd December – Normal Deliveries

Christmas Eve – Normal Deliveries

Christmas Day – No Deliveries

Boxing Day – No Deliveries

Saturday 27th December – Normal Deliveries

Sunday 28th December – No Deliveries

Monday 29th December – Normal Deliveries

Tuesday 30th December – Normal Deliveries

New Year’s Eve – Normal Deliveries

New Year’s Day – No Deliveries

Friday 2nd January – Normal Deliveries (excluding Scotland due to Bank Holiday)

Saturday 3rd December – Normal Deliveries


Royal Mail aim to provide a next day delivery service on 1st Class mail and a three day service for 2nd Class. However, due to the busy nature of this time of year including a huge increase in volumes of letters, cards and parcels, Ofcom and previous regulators have excluded December from the specific normal target requirement for deliveries. Royal Mail continue to prioritise First Class mail over 2nd Class mail in the normal way.

Royal Mail will be trying their very best to get all your Christmas post to you as soon as possible. To help them to achieve this they will be offering an additional number of services over the festive period including later opening hours, extra deliveries and more redelivery options.


Haverhill Post Office Opening Times

Monday: ­9am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30m – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am – 5:30pm
Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed


If you are out when the Post Office try to deliver, they have made it easier for you to collect your parcel from your local Delivery Office, most of which plan to be open later from Monday 8th December. You can find the opening hours on your ‘Something for you’ card. 

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