Residents in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas are being encouraged to ensure that they take advantage of Angus Council’s revised Doorstoppers scheme.
At Kirriemuir Community Council’s last meeting, Councillor Iain Gaul told members that the scheme has been refreshed to bring it in line with new legislation. The council relaunched the scheme, which has been running since 2005, last week. It creates zero tolerance areas for cold calling and the newly introduced stickers can be used to create a potential offence, meaning that if a householder receives an unwanted visit, and a sticker is displayed, the salesperson may have created an offence by approaching the door.
Mr Gaul said: “It means that if you get someone trying to sell you something, this tells them that you don’t want them there and to go away. If they don’t, or come back, it’s a criminal offence.”
Stickers are available from local libraries and access offices.