PB Plumber Kickstarts #noVANber campaign
Peter Booth, aka @pbplumber on Twitter & Instagram has launched the online campaign to highlight the growing problem of tool theft from tradespeople’s vans. Van theft becomes an increasing issue with the police unable to contain the incidents. Peter has started an online petition which has gained a lot of support but needs more signatures for the government to debate in Parliment.
Peter is providing a big voice for tradesmen up and down the country and highlights the devastating affect that tool theft can have on tradespeople: “The loss of a van and/or tools can severely impact on a tradesperson. Even if they are insured, sourcing replacements, organizing van repairs and rebooking appointments means significant time out of work. For those who cannot find affordable insurance, this can lead to the loss of livelihood.”
He is now calling on more members of the public to get behind their local tradesman and help protect their livelihood.
“While tradespeople can take preventative measures to protect their vans and tools, this only goes so far in deterring thieves. We are, therefore, calling on the Government to consider what more can be done to tackle this problem, whether it be introducing new legislation, additional sentencing guidelines or regulations on the reselling of tools. Ultimately, thieves must understand that such a crime is not profitable and that stealing a livelihood carries with it commensurate penalties.”
Let’s all help to spread the word of #noVANber and sign the official petition at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/231177