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Our postman is first class, say villagers
7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
VILLAGERS have started a campaign to keep their “friendly” postman amid fears he could be posted to another location.
People in Blakedown and Churchill are desperate for Paul Mudge to stay on his rounds as they say he is a part of their community.
Rumours have been running rife around the villages that Mr Mudge could be relocated due to changes at the Kidderminster delivery office.
Royal Mail is currently reviewing its operation due to a fall in mail volumes but bosses said changes had not yet been implemented.
Churchill resident Primrose Coley said: “Paul really is a good postman.
He’s part of our community.
Paul is so liked and respected so we don’t want to lose him. He always has a cheerful smile when he sees you. He just knows everybody.
“Paul is very dedicated and very reliable and he does a good job and it’s rare these days to get a service like that. I would be very unhappy if he was to go to another area.”
Roy Keys, Blakedown and Churchill parish councillor, added he also wanted Mr Mudge to stay on his round.
“He’s such a friendly guy,” he said. “He knows the district like the back of his hand. He knows everyone.
There’s not much of that left in our community.”
Royal Mail spokeswoman Val Bodden said: “We are pleased that our customers in Churchill and Blakedown have had such excellent service from one of our postmen.
“It is always gratifying when our customers recognise the hard work of their postman or woman.
“We need to continually review our operation in the light of falling mail volumes and a change in what we deliver – fewer letters and more parcels.
“Changes at the Kidderminster delivery office have not yet been implemented but when they do take place, some customers may notice that a different postman or woman will deliver their mail. However, we can assure customers that all our staff are trained to the same high standards and quality of service will be maintained.”
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