Concerns over cold calling in Seaford

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I note from a recent Seaford Central Focus circular distributed by the Lib-Dems that they are once again claiming an accolade for an activity which they did not actually “create” namely the setting up of a “no cold calling zone” in Central Ward, Seaford.

This central zone is not actually operational yet but is in the process of being set up through the Seaford Central Police Panel under the guidance of Seaford police force PCSO Cathy Clarke with the support of the Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association and Trading Standards, who are the only authority with the power to set up these zones. Trading Standards still have to agree to this scheme.

These panels, which are held periodically in each ward, have been set up by our police force to allow residents to interface with the police to express their concerns about local policing issues. The panels are supported by local ward residents and the Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association. Panel dates are displayed in the police station in Church Street.

As a result of local concerns about cold calling in the town, expressed through the five ward panels, Seaford police Sgt Chris Veale is in negotiations with Trading Standards to set up a Seaford wide “no cold calling zone” which we hope to have in place in the very near future.

The ward police panels and neighbourhood watch are non political organisations and have no formal links to any political party.

If you wish to learn more about the above activities please contact Mark Brown at this email address sandbnhw @aol.co.uk

Mark Brown, chairman Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association