Royal Mail shake up to boost jobs in town

A delivery shake up by the Royal Mail is set to create new jobs in Market Rasen - but it means some people will now get their post later in the day.

The Royal Mail has announced it is changing delivery methods and routes in the LN8 postcode area - Market Rasen and surrounding villages - over the coming weeks.

It means 17 part-time and temporary staff at the Market Rasen delivery office will be made full-time and permanent.

But the changes - brought in due to a fall in letters and increase in larger items posted - will result in some businesses and households having to wait until the afternoon for their mail.

Now, postmen and women will get new equipment to carry larger, heavier items, to help prevent injuries.

And the Royal Mail says it may need to change delivery arrangements and times “when mail volumes vary”.

Royal Mail spokesman Nick Martens said: “There have been no redundancies and we are confident that customers will benefit from our investment in new equipment and delivery methods.”