Royal Mail is exploring the option of relocating its Hampton delivery office to Ashford, and has started to discuss this with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and their staff in both offices.
According to Royal Mail, if the move goes ahead, it would enable then to improve facilities for their customers and staff.
The proposed new location, at Ashford delivery office, Feltham Hill Road TW15, has sufficient space for Hampton delivery operations.
This is part of Royal Mail’s ongoing transformation of its business to increase the efficiency of its operation as well as providing delivery offices that are fit for purpose for their staff and customers. Hampton delivery office is a small building built in 1960 which now no longer meets Royal Mail’s requirements.
If this relocation goes ahead, Royal Mail ensures that there will be no impact on deliveries to customers. The postmen and women who work in Hampton delivery office will continue to serve the local community – it is not expected there will be any job losses if the move goes ahead.
However, this does mean residents who wish to collect parcels would have to travel to the Ashford delivery office, or re-arrange a delivery.
If the move goes ahead, detailed planning would take place to ensure a smooth transition for their operations, people and the service Royal Mail provide to their customers. According to Royal Mail, they have a strong track record of managing change and would work with their staff and unions to give them the opportunity to discuss the implications in detail.
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