Scout Christmas Post - Ipswich and Felixstowe - 25 Nov to 11 Dec
by Alan Comber
The Christmas card postal service has been provided for over 30 years and is now operated by eleven scout groups across Ipswich and Felixstowe.
The post boxes will be available from Sunday 25th November until Tuesday 11th December 2018 across the area with a full list available on the website www.scoutspostipswich.org.uk from mid-November. The cost is 25p per card which is a great saving compared to the 58p per card using the Royal Mail.
The Scout Groups who are from Ipswich, Felixstowe, Claydon, Kesgrave, Martlesham and Grudisburgh will be delivering cards in and around the following areas: -
- Great and Little Bealings
- Martlesham Heath
- Kesgrave, Rushmere
- Ipswich (Postcodes IP1 – IP5)
- Great Blakenham
- Trimley St Mary
- Trimley St Martin
There is a “Road Delivery Checker” on the website for you to check if the road is covered, especially in the villages. We are not able to deliver to any other location. So long as the full address and post code are on the envelope clearly, we will make every endeavour to deliver the card by Christmas Eve.
Last year the service delivered over 111,000 cards, the first year there were 5873 so you can see how popular the service has become. The service is a very good funding source for the following groups:- 4th Ipswich, 2nd Ipswich, 18th Ipswich, 31st/9th Ipswich, 1st Ipswich, 1st Claydon, 1st Martlesham, 1st Kesgrave, 1st Grundisburgh, 1st Westerfield and 7th Felixstowe.
These groups would especially like to thank the shops and businesses that allow post boxes to be placed in their premises along with everybody who uses the service to deliver their cards to friends and family.
Further information is available via the web site and if anybody has further questions we can be contacted via the web or on 0845 643 5889.
Details for Kesgrave can be found at: www.kesgravescouts.org.uk/xmaspost
Post boxes are at:
- Krop & Co (Beech Road)
- House of Hair (Edmonton Road)
- The Butchers Penzance Road
- 2nd Stop Charity shop near Tesco
- Orwell Vets surgery
- Kesgrave Library.