Council will lobby MPs to bring an end to scam and nuisance calls
As reported in the Leader last month, a motion was brought forward at a recent meeting of ELDC’s Full Council which detailed scams that residents have experienced, and called for councillors to look at how they can support local communities, especially elderly and vulnerable residents who are often targeted.
The councillors fully supported the motion and resolved to write to local MPs, Victoria Atkins (Louth and Horncastle) and Matt Warman (Boston and Skegness), asking them to raise the issue in Parliament and lobby for change to end this type of pressure and unsolicited selling.
Councillor Graham Marsh, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Partnerships, said: “The reports that we’ve received from our communities about some of these scams are incredibly concerning, and I was pleased that council supported the calls to look at what we can do to support our residents.
“The way in which those behind these schemes seek to exploit some of our most vulnerable residents is unacceptable, especially at a times such as this when so many are experiencing uncertain financial situations.
“We will be calling on our local MPs to shed some light on issues like this at a national level and hopefully bring about some real change.”