Still time to join the fight

As our campaign to Stop Nuisance Robocalls continues to gather pace, this week will see us collecting petitions from shops and businesses.

Hundreds of readers have signed up to help us lobby the Information Commissioner to put a stop to these unwanted and unsolicited, recorded message calls.

The overwhelming support has highlighted how much annoyance and distress the calls cause.

This week we will be visiting those shops and businesses which kindly took sponsor forms for us, to pick up those filled with signatures.

But we are continuing the fight. We have been in touch with the Information Commissioner’s office and we will be presenting our petition to him at the end of our campaign.

And our local politicians have been in contact with the Commissioner to raise the issues faced by residents in the region.

We want to put an end to these calls which blight people’s lives and cause an intrusion at all hours of the day and night.

If you still haven’t signed the petition, please do so using the form opposite and send it back to Stop Nuisance Robocalls, Northumberland Gazette, 32 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1PN.

Three winners have also been drawn for the BT Call Blocker telephone competition. They are Mrs Rosiline Stanton, of Hadston, John Dawson, of Amble, and Gillian McDonald, of Blaydon-on-Tyne.

To tell us about your robocall experiences, ring 01665 602234 or email Helen Millichamp.