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As part of our on-going commitment to promoting safety in our street, we would like to put up some signs to show road users and pedestrians that they are entering a ‘Neighbourhood Watch Area’.
We have approached Glasgow City Council Planning Department for permission and this has been granted.
The signs measure 30x40cms and we propose to place them on lampposts near to both the Shields Road and St. Andrews Drive junctions. If you follow this link you can see the type of poster we would use: https://www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk/pages/1359/1/NW_Products.html
Please let us know if you have any objections to these signs or any comments to make by emailing us by Monday 10th of July.
Thanks for your continued support,
Mid Albert Drive NWS Committee
Glasgow City Council’s Trading Standards Service is involved in various initiatives aimed at tackling doorstep crime, scam mail and unwanted telephone calls in all their various forms.
Trading Standards work with the various partner agencies involved in providing assistance to the most vulnerable citizens such as Police Scotland, HMRC, Social Work, High Street Banks and charity organisations.
Every year hundreds of Glasgow consumers are conned into handing over thousands of pounds to rogue traders who have either cold called them on the doorstep or by telephone. These traders are known to carry out work which is unnecessary, badly done and overpriced.
Their victims, particularly those most vulnerable to such scams, have been repeatedly targeted and in many cases have lost tens of thousands of pounds.
To help combat the problem, Trading Standards provides advice and guidance to various charity groups to raise awareness of these scams and offers assistance where needed.
Information and awareness days have been held in various Glasgow shopping centres in order to highlight the issues to the general public and encourage reporting of suspicious activity in their community.
Trading Standards, in partnership with Police Scotland, continue to carry out a successful initiative of routine patrols within areas most affected by Bogus Callers to deter and limit their activity within the Glasgow area.
Residents who think they may have been the victim of a scam should contact the council’s Trading Standards team who can provide appropriate advice and also supply deterrents such as ‘No Cold Calling’ stickers for windows and doors.
It can also supply Call Blocking units to prevent nuisance telephone calls and can help individuals register with the Call Preference and Mail Preference Services to stop them receiving endless junk mail.
How to get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141-287-1061
Hope everyone had a great 2016 and looking forward to 2017. Huge thanks to each and everyone of you for your support throughout 2016 and hope you will continue to support over the next 12 months to keep Pollokshields tidy.
You have made a huge difference, flytipping has decreased by 35% and this wouldn’t have been possible without your hard work. so again huge thank you to each and everyone of you.
Please find the dates below for 2017 Clean-ups