Parcel service Doddle is rolling out a scheme which pays individuals and businesses to take in deliveries for their neighbours.

The initiative, called Doddle Neighbour, launched in Bromley and Haywards Heath last November.

It is now being rolled out in and around West London, including Ealing, Epsom, Kingston, Paddington, Richmond, Surbiton and Wimbledon.

Doddle currently has 45 collection point stores around the country and is located within shopping centres, train stations and universities.

Chief executive Tim Robinson said: “Doddle Neighbour formalises the concept of taking in parcels for your neighbours, something thousands of Brits do every day across the UK. The difference is Doddle is going to pay them to do it.”

Doddle rolled out its service to university campuses in September and launched Doddle Runner in August.