Friday 5 November 2010

Message about Canvassers calling at your Door

South Northants Canvassing Message
02 November 2010
All residents living in the area of South Northamptonshire
Local Marketing Team
Electoral Services Officers from South Northamptonshire Council are currently undertaking their annual canvass of properties to update the Electoral Roll, by conducting 'door to door visits across the district.

Staff will only be visiting properties that have not returned their electoral roll forms between Friday 29 October and Sunday 21 November, between the hours of 9am and 8pm. All staff will hold photographic ID badges and will be wearing high-viz jackets.

Should anyone wish to confirm the legitimacy of the visiting Electoral Services Officers, please call the Electoral Services Office on 01327 322121. Unfortunately this service is only available between opening hours of 9am and 5pm.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some general doorstep advice. ‘If you're not sure don’t open the door’. If you are unsure of someone's identity, ask them for their name and company, close/lock your door and then call the company from an official number in the phone book. If you are still unsure do not let them into your house.

Please pass this message on to those you care about and help reduce doorstep crime.

If you are concerned about a caller at your door or suspect that distraction burglars or rogue doorstep traders are operating in your community, please call our dedicated Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) number 0345 23 07 702.