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Stroud MP to walk in postie’s shoes

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MP Siobhan Baillie will take part in a post-round next year after she visited Stroud’s sorting office at Salmon Springs, today.

Ms Baillie took up the offer from manager Trevor Manning, who has worked for the Royal Mail for 27 years, to make deliveries on foot, she said: “I am really excited he asked to go on a round.  I will get that booked in as soon as possible and I can see I will need to get fitter to keep up with the deliveries.”

The sorting office employs 120 staff with 85 on-site at any point.  Lockdowns led to an increase in parcels being delivered.

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MP Siobhan Baillie with post depot manager Trevor Manning

Ms Baillie paid tribute to the staff after lockdown increased their workload, she said: “It’s really important those who kept the country running during the lockdowns are recognised and our posties did a sterling job in difficult circumstances. They had no time off and made sure we had everything we needed.

“Now the staff have Christmas to deal with but I know they are skilled at rising to this challenge each year.  One of my main messages during my visit was to say thank you to all our posties for the work they do.” 

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