Petitioning Royal Mail!

Started by Leon, 21 November 2013, 04:09:14 AM

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Leon



https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/royal-mail-lift-the-restrictions-on-shipping-water-based-paints

What is this?
Due to recent changes in their shipping restrictions, Royal Mail will no longer ship more than 4 pots of water-based paint per package, with each pot having a maximum volume of 150ml.  Packages which breach this policy are identified by x-ray and then sent away to be destroyed.  Repeat offenders will then be prosecuted.




Who does this affect?
There are a lot of people in the UK sending or receiving paints, whether for hobby or professional use, and policies like this are also restricting a variety of small businesses.  Thousands of people order water-based paints every week, and we hope to gain enough support for Royal Mail to consider changing the restrictions on these items.


Why are these paints restricted?
We have spoken with various people about this, from Royal Mail themselves, through to the Department of Transport and the Dangerous Goods Office, and so far we have not been given a definitive reason as to why these restrictions exist.  The Royal Mail allows shipping of alcohol of up to 1 litre in volume, even in glass bottles, yet five small pots of paint, less than 100ml total, would be against the restrictions.  We are currently awaiting a reply from the Royal Mail Policy Team with more information on the restrictions, and whether a change is possible.


Should these paints be restricted?
We have provided Royal Mail with Material Safety Data Sheets from some of the more well-known manufacturers of paint, which show that these items are perfectly safe to ship.  We will continue to collect evidence of this type and forward it to Royal Mail.


What is the aim of this petition?
Our initial aim is for a change to the policy to allow a larger volume of water-based paints to be sent in one package, a change to match the 1 litre maximum on alcohol would be ideal.  Even an increase to 600ml total would be a great start.  Many small businesses in the UK are having a very hard time at the moment, and lifting these restrictions would be a welcome boost to a lot of people.


What can I do?
First and foremost, we need people to register their support by joining the petition on Change.org.  If you buy paints on a regular basis, please mention how many paints/occasions you are buying per year on average, as this will help us show the volumes of business RM is potentially missing out on.

If you are a manufacturer or seller of paints, please mention your company name as well.

Finally, please spread the word about this.  We need to get the message out as far and wide as possible, so that we can gain enough support to make a difference.  Please post it on any forums you frequent and any blogs you write, on your Facebook or your Twitter.  The more coverage we can get, the more chance we've got of making a change, and then we can all get back to some painting!


Thanks for reading, your support is really appreciated.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/royal-mail-lift-the-restrictions-on-shipping-water-based-paints
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ronan

Done.



Leon,  "Posted on: Today at 04:09:14 AM"  you really never sleep, don't you ?
;)

petercooman

Done.


It was probably one of the clones :p


PS: anyone have a clue how gw does this? They sell a wide range of paints and i can imagine they have the same problem? OR a company like valejjo? Does it limit the amount that can be sent INTO UK too?

fsn

Stupid rule. What are they hoping to achieve?
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old smokie

Done, and several non war gaming friends have signed as well  :)

probably dreamt up by some ****hole bloody pen pusher with nothing better to do   >:(,  the economic situation is bad enough for business without this

Lord Speedy of Leighton

Done.
How bacon any artist lib paving in a rural location hope to enjoy their hobby or even career.
Send it too the arts council too!
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fsn

Quote from: mad lemmey on 21 November 2013, 08:11:45 AM
How bacon any artist lib paving in a rural location hope to enjoy their hobby or even career.

Apoplectic, autotext or thinking in a dimension mere mortals cannot comprehend?
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014
Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!
2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020
7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)

Lord Speedy of Leighton

You may refer to me as: Lord Speedy of Leighton.
2016 Pendraken Painting Competion Participation Prize  (Lucky Dip Catagory) Winner

petercooman

Bacon always gains the upper hand!!!

Maenoferren

Sometimes I wonder - why is that frisbee geting bigger - and then it hits me!

fsn

To get back to the matter in hand, would it be rasher to suggest posted paints tend to be streaky?

In the parlance, should I get my coat?
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014
Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!
2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020
7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)


Lord Speedy of Leighton

Forwarded it too many many contacts
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Fenton

Ok signed and posted on about 10 gaming groups I know round the world on facebook
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Lord Speedy of Leighton

21 November 2013, 09:50:18 AM #14 Last Edit: 21 November 2013, 09:54:09 AM by mad lemmey
Turns out one of my best mates is high up in Post Office HQ.
Keen wargamer and painter too.
Hopefully he will be able to add some weight to it.

Miniature Bids has just posted it on face ache too.
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