RAYLEIGH residents are once again facing post delays due to issues in Royal Mail’s delivery chain.

Many in the SS6 postcode have been complaining about late deliveries and missing out on letters.

This is due to “high levels of sick absence, resourcing or other local factors” in some of its offices.

A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for, six days a week.

“In a small number of local offices, this may temporarily not be possible due to local issues such as high levels of sick absence, resourcing, or other local factors.

“In those cases, we will rotate deliveries to minimise the delay to individual customers.

“We also provide targeted support to those offices to address their challenges and restore our service to the high standard our customers would normally receive.

“We're sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”