Mail service continues to improve

SUFFOLK is continuing to beat targets for delivering mail on time, new figures have revealed.Royal Mail's results for the first six months of the financial year showed that more than 95 per cent of first class mail in Suffolk was delivered the next working day.

SUFFOLK is continuing to beat targets for delivering mail on time, new figures have revealed.

Royal Mail's results for the first six months of the financial year showed that 95.5 per cent of first class post in the IP area was delivered the next working day.

This compares to the national minimum target of 93 per cent.

In the entire East of England the Royal Mail met the minimum target in eight out of the nine postcode areas.

The latest figure of 95.5 pc for the IP area is an improvement on 95.1 pc of first class mail being delivered the next working day in Suffolk between October and December 2005.

Charles Winstanley, chair of Postwatch East, said: “Royal Mail's results represent excellent progress and show the company is on course, for the first time, to meet all its targets over the course of a financial year.

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“These figures are evidence not just of the hard work put in by Royal Mail staff, but also of the positive motivating effect competition in the mail market is having on Royal Mail to up its game.

“Postwatch hopes that Royal Mail throughout the region can keep up the good work and continue to provide the standard of service customers expect over the coming months, and beyond.”

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