I’m pleased to advise that the entire May mailing of SMT & Bulletin for UK and overseas addresses has been collected by Royal Mail from Warners Midlands in Bourne today.  However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is at present no letter delivery in the UK on Saturday, nor do Royal Mail deliver on Bank Holidays, so it will be Tuesday 26th May before UK members start to receive their copies.  First class letter delivery varies enormously across the country right now, so receipt will be spread across a number of days.

Mailing to overseas members is by Air Mail as usual, but here again delivery times are affected by the pandemic.  It is therefore likely to take longer to arrive at overseas addresses than has been the case in the past, however, none of the locations to which we are mailing are on Royal Mail’s “suspended” list, so my expectation is that given time it will arrive.  Further information of the mailing situation from the UK to countries overseas can be found here.

SMT and Bulletin will be available on our Members Only web site from 09:00 on Tuesday 26th May, i.e. at the same time that the magazines can be expected to arrive at some UK addresses.  Please note also that the personalised Public Liability Insurance Certificate previously included with the May mailing is now available via this web site.  If you haven’t received an invitation to activate your account on the site, or can’t find it, please email members.site@16mm.org.uk providing your surname, membership number and post code and we’ll send an invitation as soon as we can.

I’d like to thank SMT Editor Gareth Jones and Bulletin Editor Dave Gordon for getting full issues of their magazines out on time.  I hope you enjoy yours when it arrives, or when you read it online, and that it provides enjoyment and inspiration in what are difficult times for many of us.

Alan Regan, Chairman and Membership Secretary