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Christmas and New Year opening hours 2018

Please find below our 2018 Christmas and New Year opening times.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support and custom throughout 2018 and the festive period.

Christmas Eve – 7.30am to 2pm

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing Day – CLOSED

27th December – 8am to 1pm

28th December – 8am to 1pm

29th December – 7.30am to 6pm

30th December – 8am to 1pm

New Year’s Eve – 7.30am to 1pm

New Year’s Day – 8am to 1pm

2nd January onwards – back to normal hours (7.30am to 6pm)

Latest recommended posting dates this Christmas

December is fast approaching, so if you’re wanting to make sure any post reaches international and UK destinations in time for Christmas, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular destinations and services for your information.

Royal Mail International Standard and Royal Mail International tracked and signature services

10th Dec – Australia, New Zealand

14th Dec – Italy, USA and Canada

17th Dec – Spain, Germany

18th Dec – France, Ireland

Royal Mail UK services

18th Dec – 2nd Class

20th Dec – 1st Class UK

22nd Dec – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

20th Dec – Parcelforce Worldwide express48

21st Dec – Parcelforce Worldwide express24 and expressAM

For any Post Office questions, please feel free to pop in and speak to Gary, give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here.

Poppy Appeal collection raises nearly £200

We’re delighted to announce that thanks to the donations of our customers, our in-store collection box raised £191.10 for the Poppy Appeal this year.

One4all Christmas gift cards


Looking for some Christmas gift-spiration? Why not treat your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you have in mind to a One4all gift card.

Available to purchase from the Galmpton Post Office, the multi-store gift card can be spent with over 120 high street brands, so your giftee can choose something extra special. Cards are available to purchase in denominations of £1 for any amount from £10 to £400.

For more information on the One4all gift card, pop in store and speak to Gary or visit the official One4all website.

New in store: Festive specials

Now we’re into November, we’re adding some festive specials to our existing stock in store. Pop in store and browse the latest additions in time for Christmas, and keep your eyes peeled for more updates coming soon.

Let’s turn the plastic tide: November update

We’re pleased to announce that we are now recycling ALL plastic packaging from the products we receive in store, thanks to Bookers’ Packaging Recycling scheme. Having obtained a free waste carriers license we’re now able to deposit all plastic packaging at their designated recycling point.

For more information on what else we’ve been up to this year so far in an attempt to reduce our plastic consumption, click here.

November Special Stamps: Prince Charles 70th birthday

Marking the 70th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales, Royal Mail is releasing a set of six brand new stamps on Wednesday 14th November. Purchase yours at Galmpton Post Office.

Christmas 2018 special stamps – on sale from 1 November

This year’s Royal Mail special stamps will be on sale at Galmpton Post Office from 1st November 2018.

The stamps featured in this year’s issue depict scenes of everyday life with a range of post boxes in wintry settings from towns to countryside. There are eight different designs available.

International Christmas delivery dates

Royal Mail’s 2018 guide to recommended posting dates for Christmas delivery is now available for customers to pick up in store. We’ll also be keeping you up to date with the latest recommendations via our website.

For a number of International destinations, you’ll need to hurry if you’re looking to send calendars, cards and Christmas gifts to family and friends via Surface Mail (International Economy). And don’t forget the 2019 Western Morning News calendar is available to purchase in store.

Here’s a number of upcoming dates for International Economy in time for Christmas:

Sat 13th Oct – South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada

Sat 3rd Nov – Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland

Sat 17th Nov – Western Europe

While December is still a couple of months away, we’ve also provided a number of recommended posting dates for International Standard and International Tracking and Signature Services  below:

Fri 7th Dec – Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe

Sat 8th Dec – Carribean, Central and South America

Mon 10th Dec – Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

Fri 14th Dec – Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and the USA

Sat 15th Dec – Finland, Sweden

Mon 17th Dec – Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Tues 18th Dec – Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

And don’t forget – the 2019 Western Morning News calendar is available to purchase in store. The calendar remains a popular choice of gift for those living further afield but still wanting a taste of Devon.

We are always happy to answer any queries regarding recommended posting dates or international delivery, so do get in touch. Pop in store and speak to Gary, give us a call on 01803 842148 or contact us here.

Harry Potter special stamps – on sale from 16 October

We’re delighted be stocking a unique range of special stamps from Royal Mail this month. Produced to celebrate the critically-acclaimed series of Harry Potter films, the stamps feature all of your favourite characters including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny and Neville Longbottom.

And of course, your favourite Hogwarts students are accompanied by five Hogwarts professors on a Special Miniature Sheet, in addition to featuring the Hogwarts Express, motor bike ridden by Hagrid, the Knight Bus and Triwizard Cup.

The generic sheet, mini sheet and retail book will be on sale at Galmpton Post Office from Tuesday 16th October 2018.

Fresh Foods Coop

Click here for information on our new local delivery service, Galmpton Village Fresh Foods Cooperative, in partnership with Savill's the Butchers.

Special Offers

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