Grant Shapps joins another Grant, local postman, for an early delivery round in Hatfield
Grant got a taste of what’s involved in delivering the post to local people when he joined one of our local postman on his delivery round in Hatfield last Friday, and gained a great insight into the challenges of delivering mail to every house and business in the constituency six days a week.
With the Royal Mail currently undergoing extensive modernisation with significant investment in new delivery equipment to increase the efficiency of the service, Grant got to see firsthand the challenges today’s postmen and women now face by the modern postbag, with a massive increase in the delivery of parcels, and a decrease in letters.
Grant Shapps said: ‘Postmen and women perform an incredibly important function in our communities, delivering our communications and providing a service that really binds our societies together. Joining our local postman, who has delivered in Hatfield for 27 years, on his morning round, gave me a great opportunity to see the work that goes into delivering mail six days a week’.
Postman Grant Gray added ‘Having the MP Grant Shapps shadow me on my round was excellent. We met some dangerous dogs and encountered some low letter boxes. It was a real pleasure to have the housing minister with me and if he ever fancies a career change he would make a fantastic postman!’