Royal Mail Last Recommended Postal Dates 2015
14th October 2015
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As the Christmas countdown reaches 10 weeks, many of us have hardly started our Christmas shopping. Is it just me or does Christmas seem to be creeping up on us faster than ever this year? 

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 –

Saturday 19th December – 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For

Monday 21st December – 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For

Wednesday 23rd December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed


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

Monday 14th December - Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Tuesday 15th December – USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland

Thursday 17th December - France

Friday 18th December – Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland


Christmas Delivery Dates –

Christmas Eve – Normal Deliveries

Christmas Day – No Deliveries or Collections

Boxing Day – No Deliveries or Collections

Sunday 27th December – No Deliveries or Collections

Monday 28th December – No Deliveries or Collections
(Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 29th December – Normal Deliveries and Collections

Wednesday 30th December – Normal Deliveries and Collections

New Year’s Eve – Normal Deliveries and Collections

New Year’s Day – No Deliveries or Collections
(Bank Holiday)

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

Sunday 3rd January – No Deliveries or Collections

Monday 4th January – Normal Deliveries and Collections


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 30th November. You can find the opening hours on your ‘Something for you’ card. 

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