SCOUTS have kept to their tradition of providing cheap postal services for Woodley locals this year.

The 2nd Woodley Scout Group followed the tradition of 35 years this month, as they stood in the centre of Woodley precinct collecting cards from the community.

While the main base of operations is manned by leaders throughout the day, scouts charge 20p per item to be delivered.

All the post collected is then organised into appropriate 'rounds' for each scout within the Woodley area, and delivered to each address, often accompanied by parents to help with getting around.

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Chas Randle, Group Scout Leader for the 2nd Woodley Scout Group, said: "Parents tell us Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility and a broader set of friends.

"Scouting can help develop your child’s social skills and encourage self-sufficiency and gives them access to activities and opportunities that may have been otherwise unavailable to them.

"As a Scouting activity that we really take great pride in completing, we know that over the years it has enabled thousands of residents to receive their Christmas post through our inexpensive delivery service - many customers have expressed their delight with our wonderful service that they 'couldn’t do without'."

Scout groups were in Woodley precinct on December 7 and 14 collecting post for their service.


For further information on how to join the Woodley Scouts, Contact Chas Randle via email: - or by telephone: 0118 969 9885.