Royal Mail issues update following network delays in parts of the UK

Households across the UK missed out on deliveries and collections over the Easter bank holiday weekend, causing delays across the service. While Royal Mail confirmed that postal operations have resumed as normal today, some postcodes may experience disruption to air and road services. Here’s the full list of those affected.

Earlier today, Royal Mail confirmed that “delivery and collection services will take place across the UK today.”

But while most Britons will be able to receive and send parcels with ease, issues with the movement of mail through the network could leave some households without their post.

The service stated that issues with road and air travel last night could cause delays in parts of England, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Isles.

In their latest update, Royal Mail explained: “Last night, flights from East Midlands airport to Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey airports were cancelled due to aircraft availability.”

This incident means that some mail posted yesterday in the Midlands, southwest, and north of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, may not be delivered today.

While this only applies to items due to arrive today in the Isle of Man and the Channel Isles, post heading in the other direction could also be affected.

On the roads, the late arrival of a vehicle travelling to the Royal Mail Scottish Distribution Centre caused processing delays last night.

The service said: “As a result, not all mail was processed to schedule and some mail posted in other parts of the UK yesterday, due for delivery today in parts of Scotland, may arrive later than expected.”

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Technical issues with a vehicle at London’s Princess Royal Distribution Centre also delayed its departure, which has caused disruption to some England postcodes.

As a result of the missed connections with scheduled outbound services from the Home Counties North Mail Centre, items posted yesterday in London and the south of England may not arrive as planned.

Royal Mail revealed that due for delivery today in the AL, EN, HP, LU, SG, and WD postcode areas, may arrive later than planned.

Post carried via the Royal Mail rail network and mail centres are working to schedule with no notable delays.

While collections and deliveries should be on time for much of the UK, local issues may cause unexpected disruption in some areas.

The Royal Mail noted that their six-day-a-week delivery promise may “temporarily not be possible due to local issues”.

High levels of staff sickness, resourcing, and absences local factors that customers have been urged to consider in the event of delayed deliveries.

They explained: “In those cases, we will rotate deliveries to minimise the delay to individual customers.”

Royal Mail delays by postcode

The postal service stated that the following postcodes may be affected by issues in local offices:

  • Banbury DO (OX15, OX16 and OX17)
  • Battle DO (TN32 and TN33)
  • Braintree DO (CM6, CM7 and CM77)
  • Bridgwater DO (TA5, TA6 and TA7)
  • Bristol South DO (BS3, BS13 and BS41)
  • Bristol South East DO (BS4 and BS14)
  • Camberley DO (GU15, GU16, GU17 and GU95)
  • Clevedon DO (BS21)
  • Erskine DO (PA7 and PA8)
  • Faringdon DO (SN7)
  • Huntingdon (PE26, PE28 and PE29)
  • Newhaven DO (BN9)
  • Patchway DO (BS32, BS34 and BS35)
  • Portishead DO (BS20)
  • Sandhurst DO (GU46 and GU47)
  • Sturminster Newton DO (DT10)
  • Thatcham DO (RG18 and RG19)
  • The Hyde DO (NW9)
  • Wallington DO (SM5 and SM6)
  • West Wickham DO (BR4)
  • Weston-Super-Mare DO (BS22, BS23 and BS24)
  • Yatton DO (BS49)

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