SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has praised Post Office staff during a recent visit to the Cookstown Sorting Office.
Mr McGlone said: “Post Office staff work hard all through the year, but at this time of the year they deserve extra praise for their efforts to ensure cards, parcels and letters arrive safely and quickly.
“Faced with a massive increase in the volume of post, staff at Cookstown Sorting Office work tirelessly to ensure that all those important items arrive in time for Christmas.
“Their efforts are matched by the postmen and women who deliver to our doorsteps.
“We can help them by making sure that everything that needs to be delivered by Christmas is posted in plenty of time.
“I urge the public to check the last posting date for delivery by Christmas for all your important cards and parcels, and post early. “By spreading the burden on the post office staff more cards and parcels can be sorted and delivered in time.
“At this time of the year, more than ever, a little consideration goes a long way.”