Postal deliveries five days a week?
Thursday 25th November 2010, 2:57PM GMT.
POSTAL deliveries could be scaled back from six days a week to five, the Economic Development Minister has said.
Senator Alan MacLean said the decision would have to be made by Jersey’s competition watchdog but could be in place by next year under the current postal licence agreement.
He was speaking after the results of an Island-wide consultation were released earlier this week which found that more than 50 per cent of respondents wanted to keep the sub post office network, although they accepted it might end up in parish halls and shops rather than a stand alone facility.
Up to 39 per cent of the 480 Green Paper respondents had said that they would want three-day-a-week deliveries as opposed to five days a fortnight, but Senator Maclean said a ‘dramatic change wasn’t needed at this stage’.