August 15, 2011
scheme to combat cold callers launched in Highbridge
in Highbridge have this week welcomed the launch of a new scheme
to combat cold callers in the town.
the new 'no
cold calling zone' is
part of a bid to tackle the often-unwelcome practice of doorstep
selling on the Morland and Poplar estates plus other nearby streets.
Tina Gray, Chairman of Highbridge Residents' Association,
pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Residents have been having
problems with cold callers for many years, so we're really pleased
that the police have given the go-ahead for this new zone."
zones are backed by Burnham and Highbridge Police and Somerset
Trading Standards to try and prevent bogus callers and distraction-type
of 'no cold calling zones' are now in place across the Burnham-On-Sea
area, following the launch of the first zone in Burnham's Ashcott
Drive back in 2007, as we reported here.
zones have clearly defined areas, indicated by signs, which enforce
the message that uninvited sales people are unwelcome. In order
for the zones to be successful, residents are encouraged to report
anyone they feel may be a bogus caller using the Police service
desk number of 0845 456 7000.