HUDDERSFIELD posties are among the best in Britain.
Our mail delivery is the second quickest in the UK.
The national target for first class mail delivery is that 92.5% reaches its destination the next working day after postage.
A Royal Mail survey shows Huddersfield was the second-best performer, delivering 96.8% on time.
Sheffield came first with 96.9%.
Nationally, 98.6% of second class mail was delivered on time, ahead of this year's target of 98.5%.
Special Delivery services were also doing well, with a 99.2% success rate.
Mail service watchdog, Postwatch, said the results were impressive, but some areas - such as Newcastle and Stockport - were not delivering quickly enough.
Both fell below the `minimum' standard of 90.5% of deliveries on time.
Royal Mail chief executive Adam Crozier said mail reliability was at its highest level since the summer of 1998.
He said: "The figures show that our workers efforts are paying off."
But potential strikes threaten this success.
The Communication Workers Union - which represents postal workers - is balloting 160,000 members on whether to take industrial action over a pay dispute.