January 28, 2009
New 'no cold calling zones'
launched by police in Highbridge
Two new 'no cold calling zones' have been launched in Highbridge
this month to help protect residents from distraction burglars
and rogue traders.
the past months, the Highbridge police team has been working with
Sedgemoor District Council to set up the scheme in Trowbridge
Close and Kiln Drive.
Ian Kennett, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The 'No
Cold Calling Zones' have been a real success in other areas of
Sedgemoor, so we are really pleased that we were able to launch
two in one month, with another on its way at Apex Drive in February."
scheme prohibits uninvited salespeople from trying to sell their
goods or services house to house, as some residents, particularly
the elderly, can feel very intimidated and frightened by having
strangers knock at the door."
added: "For those that don't live in a 'No Cold Calling Zone',
we would advise you not to use uninvited tradesmen who call at
your door unannounced. Avoid paying up-front and don't feel pressured
into agreeing to work that you don't really want."
is worth using locally established accredited builders, or those
recommended and trusted by family and friends. And it is important
that you get quotes in writing prior to committing work being