MP praises Royal Mail staff at Christmas
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has praised the work of local Royal Mail and post office staff as they meet the annual challenge of delivering Christmas letters and parcels.
The MP met Henfield postman Trevor Simmons on Friday (9 December) and they spoke about the Royal Mail's Christmas deliveries.
Mr Herbert, who has previously visited Pulborough's Royal Mail Delivery Office in the run up to Christmas, has seen for himself the increased loads which postal workers deal with at this time of year.
Trevor is a long serving postman and one of Henfield's ‘heroes'. He told Mr Herbert that even during last winter's snow and freezing conditions the postmen and women delivered all the post they could, the only problem being that much of it was not getting through to the village from the main Gatwick delivery office. When there was no post to deliver, Trevor was out clearing the snow in the village high street.
Trevor is well known to the residents of Henfield, not just because of his work as one of the village postmen, but because he is also a member of the Parish Council, an award-winning sloe gin maker, and a HART (Henfield Area Response Team) responder.
Nick Herbert commented: "I was delighted to meet Trevor who is clearly one of our local heroes, and to be able to thank him and his fellow workers for all that they do in the run up to Christmas.
"Our postmen and women deliver in snow and ice, rain and shine, and I know how hard they work at this time of the year. A big thank you to them all."
Notes for Editors
1. Photograph attached, Nick Herbert MP helping Trevor Simmons load the van.