Ben, 16, delivers this week's Petersfield Messenger
to a resident on the Herne Farm estate
Petersfield Post Office is sending staff on a fact-finding mission to several teenagers’ homes in the town.
As soon as it stops being so nippy, posties are to meet up with delivery kids from around the district to get some tips on coping with slippy pavements while carrying a delivery bag.
The voyage of discovery has been set up by Post Office bosses after it emerged that while official post had not been delivered to many streets in the town for a week, somehow essential supplies of Papa Johns leaflets and freebie newspapers seemed to have made it through the letterbox.
"It definitely has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that the kids don’t get paid if they fail to deliver whereas our guys can nip off down the pub on full pay once they’ve reported for duty and decided the snow looks a bit dodgy," said Royal Mail spokesperson IQ Longtime.