Surely there is something that can be done

I am writing to vent my increasing annoyance at the growing numbers of individuals and businesses hijacking the High Street. I have been stopped up to six times in one visit by people wanting me to save on power, save on mobile phone networks and even sa

I am writing to vent my increasing annoyance at the growing numbers of individuals and businesses hijacking the High Street. I have been stopped up to six times in one visit by people wanting me to save on power, save on mobile phone networks and even save the planet! I am sick to the back teeth of having to say no, I'm not interested and I'm too busy and get even more agitated when my responses are on occasions met with sarcastic remarks. Let's not forget these people approached me without invitation not the other way around! It is an obvious annoyance to many others as well. You only have to watch them taking a wide berth and avoiding their eye contact in the hope they will not be approached. Just recently things have become worse with businesses setting up their little podiums at either end of the High Street and employing up to five people to spread out in all directions to capture any unsuspecting shopper that might otherwise miss their net. On a graver note it beggars belief that there are people who willingly offer up their bank details in such open spaces to someone they have just met! Given the multitude of by-laws that supposedly exist surely there is something that can be done to limit and reduce the number of businesses and charities touting for customers in a public thoroughfare? After all with Christmas shopping not far off the horizon it's going to be even more difficult to manoeuvre through the High Street without being stopped by overly cheerful people out to catch you in order to boost their seasonal commission. Without something done to improve the situation soon, I will avoid going to the High Street and take my custom elsewhere where I can shop in peace.NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED


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