NATIONAL Census collectors will be making follow-up calls to those households in Cheshire who have not returned their form.
Cheshire Constabulary is advising Cheshire residents to be particularly vigilant during this time concerning unexpected callers knocking on their doors. They should ensure the caller is a genuine census collector.
Cheshire police are calling on residents to take sensible precautions when callers are at the door such as putting their door chain on, checking and verifying identities of callers and asking them to return at a later date if they are unsure of who they are.
Census collectors have been working closely with Cheshire police and will start work during the next couple of weeks to collect outstanding forms.
The census itself is a statutory requirement for all residents (including the Queen) to complete. If it isn’t completed then you could incur a £1,000 fine.
The census forms were distributed via Royal Mail to every household, during the week starting March 7. Returned forms are taken off follow-up call lists, therefore only those households showing as non-returns will be paid a visit by the collectors.
Census collectors will wear:
An Office of National Statistics pass with an employee number printed on their pass (size of a credit card).
A black canvas bag with the census logo on the front of the bag.
The ONS helpline number is 0300 0201 101.