PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are going days, sometimes weeks, without any sign of post.

Important letters, bills, birthday cards and parcels haven't been delivered in Blackbird Leys, Wantage and Headington over the last fortnight.

When asked, Royal Mail apologised and put the problem down to ‘resourcing issues’.

READ MORE:​ The areas in Oxfordshire which have reported postal issues

Now Christmas is fast approaching - one question is on everybody's mind: will the post be delivered on time?

A spokesperson said: “In some areas in Oxford, we are experiencing some disruption to service due to resourcing issues which we are addressing as quickly as possible.

“We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week. If resourcing issues and safety measures prevent this, we’ll deliver at least every other day.

“We apologise to customers for any inconvenience they may experience as we work hard to resolve the situation.”

READ MORE: POLL: have you had issues with your post?

The company is now encouraging people to order their online gifts and shopping ‘well in advance’ and to post their greeting cards early to help the posties deliver on time.

The latest days to post in time for a guaranteed Christmas delivery are:

• Saturday 18 December

- 2nd Class

- 2nd Class Signed For

- Royal Mail 48

• Tuesday 21 December

- 1st Class

- 1st Class Signed For

- Royal Mail 24

• Thursday 23 December

- Special Delivery Guaranteed


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