Royal Mail warns of disruptions across the UK this week

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Britons should check to see if their area is affected

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 25/08/2023

- 09:23

Updated: 25/08/2023

- 15:55

Some postcodes will experience delivery disruptions this weekend

Royal Mail has shared its latest service update ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Some locations could experience disruptions today and into the weekend.

Affected postcodes

Ware DO (SG9, SG10, SG11 and SG12)

Manchester M1-3

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Some areas will experience delays this weekend


Disruptions could occur in Manchester as Manchester Pride is set to take place this weekend.

A Royal Mail statement said: "The Manchester Pride Parade takes place on Saturday, 26 August.

"There may be some disruption to deliveries, collections, and other services in the M1-3 postcode areas due to road closures and limited access in and around the parade route.

"Our Customer Service Points will remain open for you to drop off your mail."

Offices in Ware are most likely to be affected by any disruptions today.

Royal Mail continued: "Deliveries are operating as normal across the UK today. We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

"In a small number of local offices, this may temporarily not be possible due to local issues such as high levels of sick absence, resourcing, or other local factors.

"In those cases, we will rotate deliveries to minimise the delay to individual customers.

Royal Mail sorting room

England and Wales may not get deliveries on bank holiday Monday


"We also provide targeted support to those offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high standard our customers would normally receive.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding."

England and Wales will enjoy a bank holiday on Monday, August 28.

Royal Mail advised mail is not usually collected or delivered on bank holidays.

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