Make Arran a "No Cold-Calling Zone"

Make Arran a "No Cold-Calling Zone"

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Geoffrey Dallamore started this petition to North Ayrshire Trading Standards

Problem
Doorstep "Cold Calling" can be annoying to many and dangerous to some. While some cold callers are genuine, many are fraudulent while others are criminal. North Ayrshire Trading Standards says that Arran is a Cold Calling Hot Spot. To those who feel intimidated by sales people on the doorstep or those who have any kind of disability which prevents them from saying "no", doorstep cold calling poses genuine threats.

Solution
North Ayrshire Trading Standards can help make Arran a "No Cold-Calling Island." A "No Cold-Calling Zone" is designed to act as a deterrent to doorstep callers and therefore to protect residents. The zones empower local residents to feel confident about sending unwanted callers away.

Becoming a "No Cold-Calling island" would involves a massive education and engagement exercise supported by Trading Standards, Police Scotland and a range of partners. It would start with door stickers and posters going up across the island and information packs being sent out to residents. The partners will look at ways the community can support vulnerable residents and find volunteers who will play active and important roles in providing that help.

For the move to go ahead there must first be support from the local community. Please express your support by signing this petition.

Personal story
I had a disturbing experience of doorstep cold calling and I wanted to help others avoid the same thing. I had a salesman at the door offering green energy grants and despite telling him that I have a biomass boiler and solar panels he was insistent that I could still qualify for more. After he left I contacted Trading Standards who told me that they believed he had not been genuine. I want to make the residents of Arran safer from bogus and fraudulent dallers and help them to have the confidenct to say "no" to sales people and to warn rogue traders and old callers that they are not welcome.

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