The Chamber of Trade operates the Kirkby Lonsdale Snowball Security Scheme in order to deter and protect against shoplifting and other business related crimes in the town. It is a two tier scheme covering suspicion of shoplifting and other petty crimes and concern of pysical violence.
The system relies on a series of phone calls from one business to another in order to spread the word around the town from shop to shop if there is a concern about the behaviour of any particular customer. So, for example, if a business suspected that a customer was shoplifting they would ring into the system and set Tier 1 of the snowball rolling. Very quickly all CoT Members would be alerted to the potential risk.
In another example, if a business manned by, say, only one person became worried for their safety as a result of the behaviour of one of their customers they would ring into the system and set Tier 2 of the snowball rolling.
The Snowball Security Scheme is available to Chamber of Trade retail members only. Click here for other member benefits.