Sheffield mail centre aims for a first class Christmas

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Royal Mail staff in Sheffield are working flat out to deliver a first class Christmas for all their customers before the recommended last posting date of December 20.

This week is the busiest time of the year at the city’s mail centre on Brightside Lane, Newhall, as processing staff, drivers and posties battle through bulging festive mailbags.

This week is the busiest time of the year at the Royal Mail Sheffield Mail Centre, sorting millions of items for Christmas delivery

This week is the busiest time of the year at the Royal Mail Sheffield Mail Centre, sorting millions of items for Christmas delivery

As one of the largest collection hubs in the UK, the Sheffield centre usually processes 18 million items per week, from more than 7,200 collection points each day. However, at this time of year that amount doubles as an average of four million items a day passes through the busy building.