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Christmas posting dates and parcel collections 2015

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Make sure your important Christmas post arrives on time.

Here are the recommended last posting dates for Christmas 2015. Don't leave it too late - visit your nearest Lincolnshire Co-op post office today.

HM Forces mail – (BFPO)

Last Posting Date


Friday 27th November

Operational BFPOs

Friday 11th December

Static BFPOs

International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking & Signature Services

Last posting dateDestination

Friday 4th December

Africa, Middle East

Monday 7th December

Cyprus, Asia, Far East, Japan

Tuesday 8th December

Caribbean, Central & South America

Thursday 10th December

Greece, Australia, New Zealand

Monday 14th December

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Tuesday 15th December

Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Wednesday 16th December

Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain

Thursday 17th December


Friday 18th December

Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands,
Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

UK services

Last posting dateDestination

Saturday 19th December

UK 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Monday 21st December

UK 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Wednesday 23rd December

Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Collection services

Too busy to stay at home waiting for your shopping?

You can pick up your package from your local Lincolnshire Co-op Post Office with Local Collect. It's perfect for when a parcel's too big for your letterbox, or it needs to be signed for.

How it works

You have two options – one for online shopping, the other for missed deliveries.

Online shopping

The next time you order something online, check if the retailer gives
you the option to deliver your item direct to a Post Office branch
using Royal Mail's Local Collect service. There is no charge to pay on
collection at our branches.

Just bring proof of identity for the person the parcel is addressed to and a copy of the tracking ID.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Building Society Book
  • Cheque Book
  • Cheque Guarantee Card
  • Council Tax Payment Book
  • Credit Card
  • Credit Card Statement (not older than 6 months)
  • Debit Card
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Military Photo ID
  • Foreign National Identity Card
  • National Savings Bank Book
  • Valid Passport
  • Paid Utilities Bill (not older than 6 months)
  • Standard acknowledgement letter (SAL) issued by the Home office for Asylum Seekers
  • Trade Union Card

For minors under the age of 18 one of the following (originals not
copies) will be acceptable identification if they are unable to provide
one of the listed identifications set out above:

  • Medical Card
  • National Insurance Card
  • Savings Book

Missed deliveries

If you miss your delivery because you're out and about, you'll receive a 'Something for You' card from Royal Mail or Parcelforce Worldwide letting you know they tried to deliver your post.

Visit the website or call the number listed on the card and you'll be able to arrange to collect your item from a Post Office branch. For items delivered by Royal Mail there is a charge for this service.

You'll need to wait until midday at least 24 hours after you received the card – then you'll be able to pick up the parcel.

When you come to pick it up, remember to bring proof of identity for the person the parcel is addressed to and proof of address – like a utility bill or a letter from the council.

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