Hoax calls NOT from Transport for Buckinghamshire
PUBLISHED: 16:10 15 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:17 20 February 2013
Residents asked to leave their homes while roadworks take place
A number of hoax calls have been received by residents in the county by callers claiming to be from Transport for Buckinghamshire. These people have been asking residents to vacate their properties for health and safety reasons so that road works can be carried out without causing any disruption. The calls offer to pay for temporary accommodation in local hotels whilst the work is undertaken.
Transport for Buckinghamshire inform residents of local works by official 'Notices to Frontages' delivered by hand through each residents door. They will never contact residents by phone via 'cold calling' and always carry identification whilst delivering these notices.
Peter Hardy, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport said, "We would like to reassure residents that we use official notices to inform of works and I would encourage anyone who receives one of these calls to get in touch with the police using the non emergency number. If you are unsure whether works are scheduled in your area, check our Service Information Centre - www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport and visit the Roadworks page."
If you receive one of these calls, Transport for Buckinghamshire recommends politely terminating the call and reporting it to the police.