lived in SE1 for over 12 years now , and have always had mail issues (looking on this forum there is a variety of threads about issues with mail )
Best one for me so far ...
A school friend i have not seen for 30 years + always sends me a xmas card - didnt get one last xmas , then yesterday she sends me a message on facebook asking if i had moved as the xmas card she sent me on 1/12/17 just got returned to her with a note that "address not found" - my block of flats is around 80 years old !!!
With regard the post has anyone else noted it seems to be getting a bit random these days? Deliveries not made till late afternoon and none at all for several days in a row and I'm expecting a lot of late, plus a wrongly delivered birthday card. Is this the start of Christmas preparations I wonder?
Have thought exactly the same thing, Tolstoy. Our block has no post at all (all flats, apparently) on a couple of days the last few weeks. We've also had letters and a parcel addressed to other flats in the same building randomly put in with ours. I, too, am waiting on some pretty important correspondence at the mo and am quite worried it's sitting in the wrong post box.
I've put in an online complaint to Royal Mail today, but fear something may be going wrong at the sorting office.
There are a couple of guys stealing post in the vicinity of Bermondsey street / Tanner St. They follow the postman and residents into entrance lobbies and then remove post from the letter boxes. Three sets of residents in our block have had major ID theft following the interception of new Bank cards. They then apply from driving licences, set up new credit cards and open mobile phone accounts. It is very organised and intense when it gets going. We have clear pics and video of the guys that are doing this, police have been informed. Our managing agent told us the same guys had been tailgating the cleaners in other blocks as well. They turn up immediately after then postman has been. If you havenít received your new Bank cards, suggest you call your bank immediately.
I suggest you look at the other posts and very long threads on here 'hate to post it but the post' etc.
The post system via Mandela Way is chaotic at the best and with out doubt had a fluctuating criminal element. No amount of police intervention or various MPs or media exposure makes any long lasting difference. The Royal Mail head office know this and have done for years but do nothing.
In that I get all parcels and all important letters sent recorded to a post office - this costs me 70 p a time to collect and I should not have to do that but the alternative is having many items stolen via the Royal Mail ( some still goes missing BtW)
Has anyone EVER managed to speak to a person on the Royal Mail number?
I got a 'you were out card' for a signed for letter. I managed online to find the option to have it diverted to my local P0 and received an emailed confirmation that my request had been arranged for 70p. 5 days later the PO havent got it and using the tracking number it says RM tried to redeliver it to my home address on Sunday (so that's doubtful). No 2nd card has been left for this incorrect attempt . Ive tried holding on to their 'busy' phone line 3 times for 30mins each. Suspect it's not manned.
Anyone know an alternative way of speaking to a real person at Mandela Way? Unfortunately I can't go there in person.