Royal Mail complaints

Posted: October 30, 2010 in British jobs for British workers, Broken Britain

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The Royal Mail pictured in more efficient and reliable times.

Remember my beef with the Royal Mail who said they couldn’t deliver my parcel although they couldn’t have possibly tried?
I’ve now found out that the free tree from ‘Velvet Campaign for Trees’ that the Weller household had ordered months ago, which hasn’t arrived yet, was definitely dispatched.

Having a butcher’s hook’s on the web I found that complaints about missing letters and parcels soared in Kent last year – despite falling across the rest of the UK. So does that suggest that this affluent part of the country has better quality of post to steal or postmen/women can’t be bothered to walk up the leafy drives?

Complaints over lost items in the Tenterden, Maidstone, Dartford, Canterbury and Bromley postcode areas rose by just over a third between 2008/09 and 2009/10 – from 13,000 to almost 18,000.

The worst part of the county was the Tenterden postcode with 5,032 complaints – more than double the number filed in the Bromley area.

The losses led to Royal Mail paying out £313,204 in compensation to Kent residents, which works out at almost £18 per person.

Another sham marriage

IlieTwo foreign nationals were jailed on 25 October following a UK Border Agency operation at a Nottingham church where a sham marriage was due to take place.

The bogus bride and groom both pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court. Folashade Ladapo, a 35-year-old Nigerian of Noel Street, Nottingham, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment while Ramsley De Kaster, a 42-year-old Dutch national of no fixed abode, received an 18 month prison sentence.

On Sunday 10 October officers from the local immigration crime team stopped the wedding at St Stephen with St Paul Church, Hyson Green, in the first few minutes of the ceremony which began at 09:00. The bride and the groom were both arrested at the altar on suspicion of conspiracy to breach immigration law.

Fruit and nut case

IlieTwo Eritrean stowaways were found hiding in a load of Christmas fruit and nuts inside a lorry bound for Aylesford. The man and woman were found in the early hours of 21 October after officers working in Calais were alerted by a sniffer dog which indicated the presence of people aboard an Italian-registered lorry.

By the way

Nearly nine out of ten jobs created under Labour went to foreign-born workers.
Total numbers of those in work went up by two million during 13 years of Labour. But of those jobs, 1.8 million individuals were classed as ‘non-UK born’.

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Comments
  1. TrueBlueTerrier says:

    So does that suggest that this affluent part of the country has better quality of post to steal or postmen/women can’t be bothered to walk up the leafy drives?

    You left out the most likely cause – poor management and lack of resources.

    • percyweller says:

      Maybe I think the worst of people but three items were definitely sent to our house this month only one turned up.

  2. G SKEAT says:

    EVERY YEAR I HAVE SEVERAL PARCELS STOLEN WHILST IN TRANSIT OR SMASHED TO BITS BY THE YOBS THAT WORK FOR THE ROYAL MAIL . THEY HAVE A MULTITUDE OF EXCUSES AS TO WHY THEY WILL NOT PAY COMPENSATION BUT MOST OF THEM ARE MADE UP SHAMS IN THE HOPE THAT YOU FINALLY GIVE UP AND LET THEM WIN . I HAVE JUST IN IN A CLAIM FOR A PARCEL THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SIGNED FOR BUT THEIR HOOLIGANS WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA SLINGING IT IN THE GREEN HOUSE , HENCE IT WAS SMASHED TO BITS AND ITS VALUE WAS £250 AND IT WAS INSURED BUT THEY WON`T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE MY CLAIM , WHAT A BAND OF ROGUES AND ROTTERS THEY ARE !

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