Christmas Post 2012
Using the Scout Christmas Post
Stamps will be available during November and December for 25p each from designated selling points. In Purton these are In Touch Services (opposite the Parade), Best One and Shear Success, and at Toomers Garden Centre, in Lydiard Millicent
These locations will also have special Scout Post letterboxes - only use these, not Royal Mail boxes! If you post your cards in a Royal Mail box the recipient will have to pay a £1 surcharge.
Thank you for your support - all proceeds go towards Scouting in Swindon and neighbouring areas, including here in Purton and Lydiard.
2012 Post Dates
1st November - stamps go on sale
23rd November - letter boxes available
Daily collections from letter boxes between 4th and 11th December
11th December - last collection 16.00hrs
Deliveries over the weekend of 15th/16th December
This includes all areas of Swindon, Badbury, Bishopstone, Blunsdon, Burderop, Chiseldon, Draycott Foliat, Elcombe, Hannington, Highworth, Hinton Parva, Hodson, Inglesham, Langton Park, Liddington, Overtown, Red Barn, South Leaze, South Marston, Stanton Fitzwarren, Stratton St Margaret, Thorney Park, Wanborough, West Leaze, Wroughton.
Other Towns and Villages:
We deliver to Wootton Bassett, Purton, Lydiard Millicent, Bushton, Clyffe Pypard, Tockenham, Broad Town, Cricklade, Latton, Ashton Keynes, Shrivenham, Watchfield, Bourton, Idstone, Ashbury & Kingston Winslow.
We CANNOT deliver to any other location.
About the scheme
Since 1981, Scouts across the UK have been licensed to deliver Christmas Cards as part of a Scout Post between the 25th November and 1st January. This helps to raise funds for Scout Groups all around Swindon and raises the profile of Scouts within the local community.
There will be regular sorting evenings at the Scout Centre, Milton Road, Swindon. After the final sort, we will receive the post to be distributed around Purton, which will need to be sorted into streets and delivered in time for Christmas.