Will FLM be lenient?
They don't have to be, as they wrote the rules, and the rules are quite explicit.
But the posties are deliberately interfering with our attempts to get our applications in on time. GB plc is having more public sector strikes than the French at the moment.
How ironic that many people who miss the FLM application will take up the option of running the week before in Paris!
I phoned the organisers today and I was told that as long as the entry has been posted before the 19th and has the postal mark to prove it then they will still accept it.
Posted mine today anyway so am busy praying for a place!
That's good news.
I posted mine last Monday, and as I got back into the car I heard that the postal strike was about to start in the next 30 minutes. All I could do was to look at the post box and hope that 2 weeks was enough time for it to filter through the system.
I'd previously decided not to send it registered mail, as I'd got plenty of time for it to arrive.
I shall just wait patiently. I'll try, anyway.
That is all well and good, but if the letter is sitting under 2 tonne of other post in a post box somewhere it won't even get out and be postmarked before the 19th...
I shall have to resort to dropping my form off in person on my way to work!
And special delivery does seem to be the only way to guarantee anything getting through at the moment.
Rachel.. the problem is that SD is a promise/guaranteed service. As the PO can't guarantee delvery next day at present then they have no choice but to withdraw the service. Apart from delivering it yourself I would try an independent courier service, i.e. they deliver themselves, not use Royal Mail for the last few miles! Costly but at least it will get there.
I posted mine by 1st class recorded delivery on Mon 1st Oct and it took about a week to get there - cheque cashed today thankfully.
I spoke to FLM today who confirmed that so long as it is post marked before the 19th they will still except it.
I put mine in today just using the pre-paid envelope.
Derv, didn't you know that the last 10% of entries recieved are guaranteed entry?
I didn't leave it until the last minute - I posted it a week before the deadline. Last minute is day before/ day of deadline.
I had to get permission.
Have you met my wife?
One year I posted mine after the closing date and still got a place.
Reply paid envelopes aren't postmarked so how will they know it was posted in time
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