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Flooded DO Worksop

10 Nov 2019, 18:02

Startingover wrote:I feel for the guys in Worksop for what they have had to put up with, not only the DO being flooded, but possibly their own properties?

Anyhow, on the bright side, they may soon be getting new vans and once their old vans have been dried out / reconditioned, then some other DO will end up with them, so pity us!


If water has got into the engine as looks almost certain every single one of those vans will be a write off.

Flooded DO Worksop

10 Nov 2019, 18:19

At least the floaters are safe

Flooded DO Worksop

10 Nov 2019, 18:58

Seymour Buts wrote:That's gonna cost a fortune. 33 vehicles I make that, all of them totally knackard I'd imagine looking at the water.
Most probably knackered anyway

Flooded DO Worksop

10 Nov 2019, 19:14

Startingover wrote:I feel for the guys in Worksop for what they have had to put up with, not only the DO being flooded, but possibly their own properties?

Anyhow, on the bright side, they may soon be getting new vans and once their old vans have been dried out / reconditioned, then some other DO will end up with them, so pity us!


They'll scrap them straight away. Happened to us a few years ago. The water was over the steering wheels in the vans. Two days later the salvage man turned up and took away 17 vans.

As for the office, the water dropped the day after and we were sent a crew of about 10 contract cleaners and electricians and were open on the fourth day after the flood. The place stunk for about six months.

Flooded DO Worksop

10 Nov 2019, 19:15

33 posties on conduct charge wilful leaving RM vehicle in a hazardous place?

Flooded DO Rotherham?

11 Nov 2019, 09:36

General Mannerheim wrote:Can't wait for the picture in The Courier of a postie in a rowing boat delivering Figurine weekly to some flooded houses after coming in on a Sunday to mop up the office. :roll:


:Applause You just know that you're going to see it don't you? Unless of course you've "REFUSED" the courier years ago! :thumbup We had a Postie in our DO years ago that actually went out in an inflatable boat to deliver the Mail around their Village :shock: Bet their customers were chuffed to get all their Bills & Households? They did get an Award from RM though, which obviously made it all worth while. :cuppa

Flooded DO Worksop

11 Nov 2019, 09:39

Acca Dacca wrote:At least the floaters are safe


:Applause Very Good AD. Well I'm never going to moan about that Big Puddle that forms around my vehicle everytime it rains from now on. :cuppa

Flooded DO Worksop

11 Nov 2019, 20:51

97gaz wrote:
Startingover wrote:I feel for the guys in Worksop for what they have had to put up with, not only the DO being flooded, but possibly their own properties?

Anyhow, on the bright side, they may soon be getting new vans and once their old vans have been dried out / reconditioned, then some other DO will end up with them, so pity us!


They'll scrap them straight away. Happened to us a few years ago. The water was over the steering wheels in the vans. Two days later the salvage man turned up and took away 17 vans.

As for the office, the water dropped the day after and we were sent a crew of about 10 contract cleaners and electricians and were open on the fourth day after the flood. The place stunk for about six months.


Correct. I despair at the amount of people who attempt to drive through floods at this time of year. If you get water in any vehicle it's knackard pretty much, it's at minimum a compete engine rebuild which will write most vehicles off. If it's been left in the water forget about it; they'd be very little to even salvage.

Flooded DO Worksop

11 Nov 2019, 21:59

Seymour Buts wrote:
97gaz wrote:
Startingover wrote:I feel for the guys in Worksop for what they have had to put up with, not only the DO being flooded, but possibly their own properties?

Anyhow, on the bright side, they may soon be getting new vans and once their old vans have been dried out / reconditioned, then some other DO will end up with them, so pity us!


They'll scrap them straight away. Happened to us a few years ago. The water was over the steering wheels in the vans. Two days later the salvage man turned up and took away 17 vans.

As for the office, the water dropped the day after and we were sent a crew of about 10 contract cleaners and electricians and were open on the fourth day after the flood. The place stunk for about six months.


Correct. I despair at the amount of people who attempt to drive through floods at this time of year. If you get water in any vehicle it's knackard pretty much, it's at minimum a compete engine rebuild which will write most vehicles off. If it's been left in the water forget about it; they'd be very little to even salvage.


That's not good news the ones affected by the consequences of the flooding are having a bad time. Royal Mail will be replacing the damaged vehicles as it's planning to do so.

Flooded DO Worksop

11 Nov 2019, 22:04

I can`t really tell if your posts are genuine or you are taking the mickey???

Flooded DO Worksop

20 Nov 2019, 22:30

https://www.myroyalmail.com/news/2019/1 ... op-wonders

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When parts of Northern England endured a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours on 7 November, the town of Worksop found itself partially submerged after the River Ryton burst its banks.

One premises in the centre of what is the largest town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest, is our very own Worksop Delivery Office, which as you can see from the picture above, found itself completely waterlogged.

Worksop delivery office manager Duncan Kirby, arrived in Worksop at 4am to be confronted by both the police and the fire brigade stating that no-one was allowed into the town centre for their own safety as there was a massive evacuation operation taking place.

With no chance of getting anywhere close to the delivery office, Duncan went about updating everyone concerned about the closure and hazards of both the office and surrounding areas.

‘At around 9am, I decided to go back into Worksop and try to gain entry to the office,’ said Duncan. ‘Having changed into my shorts I went into the town centre, but the water had risen half way up my thighs. I can’t praise the local fire and police teams enough as they had been working throughout the night and morning using rafts to evacuate residents from their homes.

‘When a fireman asked where I was heading to I told him who I was and that I needed to get to the delivery office to check on the severity of the flooding and any damage it had caused. He immediately got on his radio and asked if any of their rafts were available.

‘The flow of the water felt more like a river walking down Ryton Street, and when I eventually gained access to the office, I found that the entire floor was flooded. In the yard, every single vehicle was under water to at least grill height and you could tell the water was full of sewage waste.

‘The next day, the whole team worked out of Dinnington Delivery Office, where everyone was brilliant in helping us out, despite the limited space making it extremely difficult to accommodate all the mail and staff. We had teams working through the night sorting both mail and parcels and then continuing to complete deliveries.

‘My collections team of six drivers met at a safe location and waited for the replacement vehicles to be provided. They then went and did as much of their collections as possible. None of those lads battered an eyelid – it was a fantastic effort. Our acting delivery office manager, Ian Scrafield, worked tirelessly to continue the operation and I know it wouldn’t have been easy as he’s only recently been appointed into the role.

‘No-one likes to be out of their comfort zone, but everyone worked together as a formidable force to get as much mail sorted and delivered as possible under what were extremely demanding circumstances. It was great to see everyone pulling together.

‘Now that we’re back in the office after a massive clean-up operation including the removal of the entire Worksop fleet, the recovery process has begun. Thanks to the amazing support we’ve had from everyone involved, Worksop Delivery Office will in no time be back performing as one of the top offices in the region. The whole team have gone way beyond the extra mile and really deserve to be recognised.’

Alan Spear, operations manager for South Sheffield, said: ‘The whole team in Worksop has been resourceful, flexible and fully encompass the Royal Mail ‘Be Brilliant’ standards. I couldn’t be prouder of them all.’

Flooded DO Worksop

21 Nov 2019, 05:57

I wonder how it all worked, prepping walks with no frame in a different DO?

Flooded DO Worksop

21 Nov 2019, 18:32

NorthernPostman wrote:I wonder how it all worked, prepping walks with no frame in a different DO?

Swimmingly

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