Royal Mail lists six Redbridge postcodes hit by Covid postal delays
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Royal Mail has confirmed Redbridge postcodes IG1-IG6 face significant delays due to staff absences because of coronavirus.
In a service update, Royal Mail confirmed the 28 areas where post might be late, including postcodes in Ilford.
In the update published Tuesday (January 12), it said: "If you need to collect an item for which we've left a 'Something for you' card from the Customer Service Points at one of these offices, please check Royal Mail's website for details of our revised opening hours.
"If we’ve not left a ‘Something for you card’, and you do not have alternative arrangements in place, we’re sorry that your mail will not be available for collection."
Royal Mail did not include IG8 in their list but a number of readers from Woodford Green have told the Recorder they haven't received any mail delivery in three weeks or longer in some cases.
In some cases, the only way people have received their mail is when they specifically asked if they had any when a parcel was delivered to them. It was then fetched for them.
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A spokesperson for the Royal Mail said it is working hard to deliver a normal service.
The full list of areas with significant delays are:
- 1 Ilford man raises awareness of 'life-saving' gadget after dad's death
- 2 Woman had phone stolen at knife-point in Woodford Green
- 3 Ilford Exchange Debenhams to permanently close
- 4 Fire breaks out at care home under renovation in Newbury Park
- 5 Funeral service for 'giant of Aldborough Hatch' Ron Jeffries to be streamed on Facebook
- 6 Tributes paid to Ilford jazz legend Keith Nichols, who died from Covid
- 7 Restaurant faces losing licence after allegations of illegal club nights during pandemic
- 8 Safeguarding concerns at 'outstanding' Atam Academy in Chadwell Heath
- 9 Owner who posted video of his restaurant defying Covid rules loses licence
- 10 NHS nurse assaulted at east London hospital
- Ashford (TN23-TN27)
- Barnsley (S70, S71, S72 and S75)
- Basildon (SS13-SS16)
- Bow (E3)
- Bury St Edmunds (IP28-IP33)
- Chelmsford (CM1-CM3)
- Christchurch (BH23)
- Daventry (NN11)
- Debden (IG7-IG10)
- Enfield (EN1-EN3)
- Grays (RM16-RM20)
- Hampton (TW12)
- Highbury (N5)
- Hornsey (N8)
- Horsham (RH12, RH13)
- Ilford (IG1-IG6)
- Leeds City (LS1-LS5)
- Lewisham (SE13)
- Magherafelt (BT45, BT46)
- Margate (CT7-CT9)
- Rugeley (WS15)
- Somerton (TA11)
- South Ockendon (RM15)
- South Woodford (E18)
- Upper Holloway (N7)
- Wandsworth (SW18)
- Wellington (TA21)
- Widnes (WA8)