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messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by JohnL December 05, 10:34AM

mayo Wrote:
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> Just queued at post office for 40 mins to be told
> that it is now 48 hours between a missed delivery
> and being able to collect at PO rather than 24
> hours as stated on the card so my item wasnít
> there. What a wind up. I suggested they alter the
> cards accordingly or at least have a sign up at
> the PO to save people queueing unnecessarily but
> donít hold out much hope that they will do either.
> So please bear this in mind when collecting!

They need someone to check the queue with the parcel list (triage type thing) if the queues are going to remain this long.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Sue December 05, 01:03PM

mayo Wrote:
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> Just queued at post office for 40 mins to be told
> that it is now 48 hours between a missed delivery
> and being able to collect at PO rather than 24
> hours as stated on the card so my item wasnít
> there. What a wind up. I suggested they alter the
> cards accordingly or at least have a sign up at
> the PO to save people queueing unnecessarily but
> donít hold out much hope that they will do either.
> So please bear this in mind when collecting!


Pissups and breweries spring to mind.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by SE22-Newbie December 13, 02:08PM

we receive our post in batches, normally once a week we will get a weeks worth of post rammed through the letterbox!

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by singalto December 13, 05:10PM

I've had Post twice this week, 8 items in one go.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by geh December 13, 09:35PM

SE22-Newbie

yup!, ran out and complained to the postman on Sat after he rammed a weeks worth of post though my letter box ripping half of it.

His response? incredulity followed by:

"you can always make a complaint"

probably won't ever get a delivery again.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by kford December 13, 09:55PM

Another parcel missing this week. Ebay seller had to refund, poor chap.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by pecksniff December 14, 12:33AM

Collected a parcel on Thursday and noticed the collection card displayed extended opening times on most days but forgot to ask whether this was just for the Christmas period. However did inquire about whether there was still any outstanding post from Silvester Rd and they suggested that most of it should have been delivered by now due to having limited storage space.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by sandyman December 14, 02:31PM

Yesterday I received a card for a missed tracked delivery which had to be signed for so I arranged for a redelivery on Saturday when I knew I'd be in.

Just got in and it's been delivered today(Friday), it was just put through the letterbox, not signed for.

Can't decide whether this is good service or appalling service. It's getting to the stage now where I'm just happy to get deliveries without having to hike to Highshore road.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Penguin68 December 14, 03:21PM

This week I have received deliveries (so far) each day (Monday to Friday) and I know of nothing now outstanding. I have also received communication from the office of 'The Chairman and Chief Executive' which indicates that the problem is known about at that level, and that they believe (hope?) it is being addressed. Of course, promises of improvement have still to be met by delivery of same, but I am slightly more hopeful than I have been. Hopes and expectations can always be dashed of course.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Bic Basher December 14, 06:23PM

I've had no post since Monday. There's Christmas cards that haven't arrived yet and I'm still travelling to central London to collect foreign magazines instead of the postal sub.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by IlonaM December 15, 07:44AM

We've made the Guardian:

[www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by jimmyraj December 15, 08:14AM

Presumably an advantage to having the Guardian editor, Kath Viner, living in SE15, and experiencing the same problems!

IlonaM Wrote:
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> We've made the Guardian:
>
> [www.theguardian.com]
> oyal-mail-queues-lengthen-as-depots-close-across-u
> k

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by craigmelson December 15, 08:38AM

The most guardian thing ever - a fr Not page story on their website about a rich area of London losing a delivery office. Love how apparently it takes an hour to get to Peckham though . .

Went there on sat and it was a,long queue, but no longer than what Iíve had at the silvester road one.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by singalto December 15, 08:48AM

Not everyone in this area is rich and how long the journey to Peckham takes very much depends on where you live! I live near Sylvester rd so even if I had to queue for ages, it was easier than taking two buses each way to Peckham. You could also drive to Sylvester.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by craigmelson December 15, 09:27AM

I know not all more, just thought it revealed who the guardian is catering for!

If you lived in central London it wouldnít take an hour to go to Peckham.

It is annoying, but it really isnít that bad. In 2018 canít expect 1960s services to operate in the same way. My only objection is that they didnít add in more counters at Peckham

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Penguin68 December 15, 10:04AM

Love how apparently it takes an hour to get to Peckham though . . I think this is just typical Guardian poor subbing, as earlier in the piece it refers to '30 minutes walk' - I think the piece should have read an hour-long round trip by bus - which would make more sense - with waiting times it may well be from many parts of ED.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by pecksniff December 15, 04:50PM

Ignore



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messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Lowlander December 15, 09:07PM

In Southwark, 60% of households don't have access to a car. Page 11 [content.tfl.gov.uk]

Door to door from from Mount Adon Road it's about a 40 minute walk. The bus would shave maybe 10 minutes off that during peak times, so not far off to say an hour round trip.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 15, 09:07pm by Lowlander.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by mattoutofhell December 15, 09:24PM

What?

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Sue December 16, 11:15AM

singalto Wrote:
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> I live near Sylvester rd so even
> if I had to queue for ages, it was easier than
> taking two buses each way to Peckham.


Two buses? I also live near Sylvester Road. I get the 12 from Barry Road if going to Peckham by bus (but I've not had to go to the delivery office yet, thank goodness).

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by pecksniff December 16, 02:27PM

Just a quick heads up if you were due to collect an item today and received a non delivery card yesterday. They've displayed notices indicating items are unlikely to be available today due to a system fault.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 16, 02:42pm by pecksniff.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by singalto December 16, 04:38PM

Sue, Iím on crutches sotend to take a bus to the library first. I used to walk to Barry Rd pre-crutches!

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by GinaG3 December 16, 06:59PM

Taking 10-14 days for post to arrive with me right now! And the postmen we've got delivering are shockingly bad. Had post for west Norwood address yesterday, its miles away!! We always get next doors, they get ours, someone comes from 3 streets down. Its become a nightmare.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by singalto Yesterday, 09:02AM

I donít understand why we havenít been allocated regular posties. I had post twice last week and my bank statements are always 10 days late.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by SJK Yesterday, 09:36AM

I have the same issues... Post once a week if we are lucky. Post for a different address on multiple occasions and even a parcel for another address that required a signature shoved through our letter box! It must be nearly 2 months since the sorting office closed and still no improvement.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by Lynne Yesterday, 09:49AM

Either no-one's sending us any cards this Christmas, or something is very wrong with the delivery.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by ITVNEWS Yesterday, 11:57AM

Hi all,

Martha here from ITV LONDON.

We are looking to report on what has been happening to your post and the closure of the East Dulwich depot on the news tomorrow.

I am looking to speak to as many of you that have been effected as possible.

I have put in a bid to speak to Helen Hayse who I understand has been leading the campaign.

I also also requested to speak to someone from Royal Mail.

Please get in contact if you would be happy to speak to us - Martha.langan@itn.co.uk

Thanks so much!
Martha

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by IlonaM Yesterday, 01:16PM

Lynne Wrote:
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> Either no-one's sending us any cards this
> Christmas, or something is very wrong with the
> delivery.


I was thinking the exact same thing - one card from Japan so far and none from the UK! Luckily international parcels have been sent by DHL etc.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by JohnL Yesterday, 01:52PM

IlonaM Wrote:
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> We've made the Guardian:
>
> [www.theguardian.com]
> oyal-mail-queues-lengthen-as-depots-close-across-u
> k

noticed that - at least they have journalists taking note of ED smiling smiley

I think on the hours round trip it would include walking to the bus stop - going back in to check you turned the lights off - walking out again - waiting for the bus - travelling on the bus - a queue up East Dulwich Road and jostling through the crowd on Rye Lane. So probably is 30 mins each way.

messageRe: Missing post since sorting office moved to peckham
Posted by redjam Yesterday, 09:46PM

Still waiting for a parcel that was sent on 5 December by Royal Mail - nearly two weeks now...

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