In 2010, residents made a number of complaints about doorstep ‘sellers’ who were both from energy companies and also some representing reputable charities but who residents felt were being overly aggressive.
These complaints were taken up by both the Parish Council and our Ward Councillor and, as a result, Milton Keynes Trading Standards has produced a leaflet which has been delivered to all Castlethorpe households.
The leaflet can be downloaded here.
If you are called by a representative who is overly persistent, ask them to leave. If they do not leave, it is deemed to be aggressive selling under the Consumer Protection Regulations and a criminal offence so please note their details and contact either Trading Standards on 08454 04 05 06 or Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.
You can also let the Parish Clerk (522900) or any Parish Councillor know and they will contact the organisation concerned or MKC Trading Standards.