Monday, 2 July 2007

No cold calling zone - Crossway Close and Linkway Avenue

Every year in the Borough unwanted and uninvited callers approach people in their homes offering goods and services or trying to trick their way into their houses. Ashton suffers from a particularly high rate of this kind of con trick.

In Wigan the Police,Trading Standards, Age Concern, Victim Support and other agencies take this matter very seriously and Wigan Council's Environmental Services are organising a campaign to stop it happening in the area of Crossway and Linkway.

With residents' agreement they are looking to erect street signs telling people that they are entering an area where residents do not buy from uninvited sales people. Wigan Council is consulting with residents at present with a view to a full presentation of the scheme at the end of July.

If you have any comments about this scheme please contact me.

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