On Wednesday 19 December, Jersey Post will be honoured to receive a special Christmas visit from the Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl.
On his first visit to Jersey Post since his appointment to the role in 2011, the Governor will be met by Mike Liston and Kevin Keen, Jersey Post’s Chairman and Chief Executive respectively, who will escort him on a tour of the operational areas of the dedicated Rue des Pres sorting office whilst it is in full swing for the peak Christmas period. His Excellency will also meet with postal workers at Jersey Post who are currently working extra hard to deliver cards and gifts to Islanders before the big day arrives.
Despite the email revolution in communications, Jersey Post always sees an increase in mail volumes during the month of December. Jersey Post expects that the total number of items processed at Rue des Pres during December 2012 will be in excess of 4 million pieces – over double the normal amount of items processed in any month.
Whilst the number of Christmas cards being sent continues to decrease, the number of packets and parcels being sent is rapidly increasing. This year, Jersey Post is forecasting an increase of 40% on last year’s December volumes which can be attributed to the increase in popularity of online shopping.