Residents have raised issues in respect of the number of Cold Callers that are operating in some areas despite it being a Cold Calling Control Zone. I thought it may be useful to remind residents to report this activity as this enables the Trading Standards team to take action. The more people who report it the more weight there is behind any action that can be taken. The number to call and report these activities is

03454 04 05 06 or the Police 101 number.

Exemptions – some traders are exempt from the Cold Calling Control Zones (CCCZ’s) such as:

  1. Everyday traders ( milk men, window cleaners )
  2. Enforcement agencies
  3. Charities
  4. Religious groups
  5. Betterware/Avon agents
  6. Political canvassing

However the charities have been asked by the Government to self-regulate and not enter Cold Calling Control Zones.