Doorstep sellers to get cold shoulder

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POLICE are looking to establish ‘No Cold-Calling Zones’ in towns and villages in Tweeddale.

Members of Innerleithen Community Council, meeting on Monday, were told by PC Chris Burnside that officers had received several reports recently about door-to-door sellers in West Linton and cold callers elsewhere in the area.

PC Burnside said he and PC McNair, the community beat officer for Tweeddale West, were working on establishing zones in Peebles first, before looking at extending the scheme, if successful, to other local villages.

He also urged residents to report anyone carrying out doorstep selling, or offering to carry out garden, roofing or driveway work, providing a description of them and their vehicle where possible.