New ‘no-cold-calling’ zone to be set up in Levenmouth

The new area will help people affected in Levenmouth. Pic Toby Williams.
The new area will help people affected in Levenmouth. Pic Toby Williams.

Police in Levenmouth are inviting local residents to a special event next month where they can find out about setting up a ‘no-cold-calling’ area to protect themselves against bogus callers and doorstep crime.

The event follows on from successful schemes in other parts of Levenmouth.

Area Ward Officers PC’s Gordon Latto and Lorraine King are inviting the residents of Old Mill Court, Leven to attend and find out how they can protect themselves against door step crime and keep themselves safe by setting up a ‘no-cold calling’ area.

Constable Gordon Latto said: “Bogus callers pretend to be someone they are not, such as Fife Council staff, meter readers, charity collectors and even Police Scotland officers.

“We want to equip our community in how to keep cold callers out of their homes and protect themselves against doorstep crime.”

He continued: “Rogue traders work by trying to pressurise householders into buying a product or service that they don’t actually need.

“We recommend that people never pay for goods or services to strangers arriving at their door.

“We also want to reassure and help the most vulnerable members of our community with regards to home security and crime prevention.”

The event will be held in the Scout Hall, Montrave Crescent, Leven on Tuesday, April 12 between 2.30pm and 4pm and will be facilitated by Fife Community Safety Officers along with the local area ward officers.