A PDN reader walking his dog on Penarth Head has reported coming across “a substantial number” of Christmas cards which had been posted via “Scout Post” – apparently dumped on the Penarth Head Viewing Platform.
The discovery was made yesterday morning after heavy rain had flooded the central seating area of the viewing platform.
Most of the mail was sodden with rainwater . All the envelopes had been opened and most of the Christmas cards had been addressed to properties in Westbourne Road
Sue Grant of the 6th Penarth Scout Post Group said today “The family delivering Westbourne Rd had completed most of road but their car was broken into and the post stolen. All the cards had been opened and cards and envelopes alike were found sodden, dumped at Penarth Head. We can only apologise to the people whose cards were stolen but it will be impossible to match card with envelope. The central sorting office has been informed.”
The Scout Post is a scheme that offers the public of Cardiff and most parts of the Vale of Glamorgan an opportunity to send Christmas Cards at what’s claimed to be a fraction of the cost of Royal Mail.It works by Scouting groups selling Scout stamps to local retail outlets which then sell them on to the general public.
Sergeant Julie Madoc-Smart said the thieves had broke in to a vehicle on Clive Place and helped themselves to a box of Christmas cards which were due to be delivered by the Scout Post service. The thieves then callously torn-through every envelope, presumably searching for money, before discarding them all at the Penarth Head Viewing Platform
Sgt Madoc-Smart said “Unfortunately, as they made such a mess, it’s almost impossible to know who the senders or intended recipients were. Patrols have been stepped up in the area but I would everyone to ensure their property is as secure as possible.”