new 'no cold calling zones' launched in Burnham-On-Sea
residents and police have this week stepped up their efforts to
ward off unwanted doorstep callers with the official launch on
Sunday (March 21st) of two new 'No Cold Calling Zones'.
up by Police Community Support Officer Pete Williams from the
Burnham North Beat team, the first zone covers St Pauls, St Andrews,
St Marys and St Johns while the second zone covers Martins Close
after local residents requested the scheme be implemented.
two schemes now put the total number of streets covered by No
Cold Calling Zones up to 24 within the Burnham North Beat area,"
PCSO Pete Williams told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
zones are clearly defined areas, indicated by signs, which have
been installed to enforce the message 'no' to all uninvited sales
new zones are being put in place by Safer Somerset West, in partnership
with Burnham police and trading standards to try and prevent bogus
callers and distraction-type burglaries within vulnerable areas.
order for the zones to be successful, residents must be willing
to join forces by being vigilant and reporting anyone they feel
may be a 'bogus caller using the Police Service Desk number of
0845 456 7000 or, where callers are in their road, by dialling