Plans for New Houghton Post Office

FOLK in New Houghton are being urged to have their say on plans to open a Post Office Local in the village.

The facility would be housed at Modi News and General Store, on Rotherham Road, opposite its old location on Portland Street.

It would be open Monday-Saturday, from 6am-6pm, and 7am-12.30pm on Sunday.

Anyone who would like to have their say should write to Post Office National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford, WD188ZW, or email

Meanwhile, Pleasley Parish Council is to give £223.50 to the Royal British Legion from the proceeds of its Scarecrow Festival.

The winners of the best scarecrow competition were Barry Kirk, who won £75, with Lauretta Brudenell in second place with £50 and Jean Ashton third with £25.