No Cold Callers allowed

Published 14 August 2014

A new Cold Calling Control Zone which has been funded by WDH has been set up to protect the residents living within Wakefield city centre.

The zones were launched on Thursday 7 August at the flats in the centre of Wakefield, with local residents and employees from WDH attending.

In recent years, through the help of West Yorkshire Trading Standards and partner organisations, Cold Calling Control Zones have been funded in areas where residents have suffered at the hands of rogue traders, doorstep criminals and unsolicited sales people.

Mavis McCarthy, local resident and chair of Carr House Tenants and Residents Association said: “This will be a great relief for tenants and residents in the area.”

The zones have been a huge success nationally and have received a warm welcome from residents.  Zones have been shown to reduce overall crime in the areas where they have been launched.

Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer for WDH, said: “We take the protection of our tenants and local residents very seriously which is why these signs have been put in place.  It’s great to see good partnership working which results in positive action.”

Residents living within the Wakefield city centre area will all receive a leaflet explaining exactly what a cold calling control zone means.  Signs are also being put up around the area to inform callers that they are not welcome.



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