I'm willing to take on writing letters, but as a relatively recent "blow in" I'm not sure I know all the ins and outs of it as well as some people, who've been suffering for longer. But if anyone wants my help - I'm offering it!
ps - I will write to Postwatch now as a disgruntled householder...
A friend of mine who's also a business partner lives in SE1. We almost came to an argument as he was supposed to send a very important document through the post to our common partner a, Major Telecom Company.
Our partner company never received the document but my friend sworn to me that he did send the letter. I now really wonder how poor the postal service is in SE1? What a shame...
My Mum recently sent a parcel from Hartlepool, to my Sister who lives just on the border of SE1 & SE17 at E & C. It didn't contain anything of value, but was packed full of magazine clippings, photocopies & fabric samples (she's getting married this summer) - it has never arrived. Looks like it could be spreading!
I live in SE1 & have had several 'interesting' looking items opened at the corners. But as yet - as far as I am aware, have not had anything stolen/intercepted up to now, seems I am one of the very few lucky ones.......
That sounds like a good idea. If everyone who's been affected emails me what has gone missing (both sent/not received post) and when that have happened I'll write up a letter (which I'll post on here for approval) and send it to Time Out, Watchdog, Evening Standard and LBC/BBC London News. If someone else keeps on with the local councillor harrassing, we should get somewhere... If people email me by the end of next week(the 26th), I can write the letters by the beginning of April. Does that suit people?
Oh, looks like Hat beat me to it! So I will retract my offer to avoid confusion. Nice one, Hat.
Hat - the info is mostly on the site, and check the previous thread as well. It's all documented, the whole sorry tale, with some amazingly shocking details re missing cheques for thousands of pounds, impacts on local businesses, identity theft etc etc.
I believe Harriet collected other specific complaints which she gave to Simon Hughes (MP). Perhaps she can forward to you.
Certainly did, and will be happy to forward those on, once I've contacted the senders and asked them to confirm they are happy for me to do so.
Hat, you should get hold of a copy of the letter that Simon Hughes sent all of us after our meeting, setting out the detail of the meeting he had had with Royal Mail. Can you receive .pdfs ? If so, I will hunt mine out and scan it in tomorrow.
I'm happy to help out in whatever way I can - especially looking at the draft press-release document (which I've seen a fair few of in my time).