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Plans to rollout new Cold Calling Controlled Zones

November 10, 2017 9:07 AM

Plans have been agreed for the further rollout of Cold Calling Controlled Zones, an extremely effective tool in combating the number of persistent cold callers.

Cllr Ann Reid, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism has given the go ahead for Council officers to relax rules on the establishment of new zones, allowing communities to create a new zone where residents are overwhelmingly in favour. To support this, officers will also be drafting new material to assist interested communities with the administration of a zone.

Once the supporting materials have been created, communities that have problems with cold callers, rogue traders and doorstep crime will be able to access the Council's new 'pay as you go' model and set up their own zones.

Cllr Ann Reid said:

"I am delighted to kick-start the next phase in our hugely effective Cold Calling Controlled Zones. It is absolutely essential that we continue to support our communities in tackling local crime associated with cold calling and ensure residents feel safe at their own doorsteps.

A wide-range of materials is currently being worked on and will be available shortly for any interested groups. In the meantime, we will continue to liaise with the police to ensure PCSOs are continuously involved in the process."

There are currently 216 zones, covering approximately 8000 houses in the City. If a local organisation or resident is interested in creating a cold calling controlled zone, they should contact the Council's Trading Standards Team on 01904 551525.