A KIND-HEARTED Scout group is setting up a Christmas card delivery service for residents.

The 1st/2nd Parkeston Scout Group, will cover the areas of Harwich, Bathside, Dovercourt, Parkeston, Tollgate, Ramsey Road, Oakley Road and as far as Mayes Lane.

The group will charge 25p per card, with all proceeds going towards Scout group funds.

The service started today and final collections will be made at about 10am on Thursday, December 19.

Collection boxes will be at the following premises: Cheers Off Licence, in Parkeston Road, Dovercourt; Health and Happiness Convenience Store, in Main Road, Dovercourt,; NMK Newsagents, in Main Road/Chase Lane, Dovercourt; One Stop, in Ramsey Road; Cloverwood Stores, in Oakley Road, Ramsey; Pyramids Hair Salon, in Gravel Hill Way, Dovercourt; Rainbow Café, in Wick Lane Dovercourt; Homecraft, in Main Road, Dovercourt; Jordans, in Manor Road, Dovercourt; Accent, Nationwide Building Society; Franklins, in High Street, Dovercourt; Baldwins, in Kingsway, Dovercourt; Harwich Radio and Cycle Supplies, in Church Street, Harwich; and Garland Convenience Store, in Garland Road, Parkeston.