Yesterday, along with Cabinet member colleague, Cllr Gill Gardiner I attended the launch of the ‘No Cold Calling’ initiative at Brookdale Close and Whitelands Meadow in Greasby. The scheme is designed for tenants, both in social housing and in private home ownership as a deterrent from high pressure sales, and basically makes an area a, ‘No Go Zone’ for cold callers.
The Brookdale Close initiative , is a new joint venture with Wirral Partnership Homes and is aimed at protecting their tenants from high pressure selling of products such as burglar alarm systems and mobility aids. Whilst Whitelands Meadow is a more traditional no cold calling zone aimed at owner occupiers.
As the Cabinet Member responsible for community safety I am delighted that initiatives such as this, which cost a relatively small amount can bring reassurance to local people.