West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership have just taken delivery of some more Nominate a neighbour cards which are ideal for elderly or vulnerable neighbours and family.
The idea is that when an unexpected caller comes to the door the Nominate A Neighbour card should be passed through the letterbox, shown at a window or through the gap in a chained door. The card directs the caller to a nominated neighbour who can check their identity.
The occupant is advised not to enter into a conversation with the caller but to just show the card. A genuine caller will not mind following the instructions.
The scheme has proven popular with neighbourhood watch schemes in West Oxfordshire so if you would any more cards please telephone 01993 861640.
If you do receive a visit from a suspicious caller, try and note down as much detail about them and their vehicle as possible, then telephone the police on 0845 8 505 505 or Oxfordshire Trading Standards on 0845 051 0845.