A new Cold Calling Control Zone (CCCZ) has been created in Heworth Without, with the help of local ward committee funding.
CCCZ’s are an extremely effective tool in combating persistent cold callers and doorstep crime. The Zones are created at the request of residents and are marked out by signs; advising would-be doorstep traders that specific restrictions are in place.
In Heworth Without, 4 new CCCZ signs have been purchased using local ward committee funding to mark out the new CCCZ. As a result, the new signs will be installed over the coming months to indicate the new zone on Whitby Avenue and Woodlands Grove.
Cllr Nigel Ayre, Liberal Democrat Ward Councillor for Heworth Without, commented:
“I am pleased that our ward committee funding has been used to help with the creation of a new Cold Calling Control Zone in Heworth Without.”
“Cold Calling Control Zones are a valuable and useful tool in combating persistent cold callers and curbing doorstep crime.”
“This is just one example of many where ward committee funding has been used to make positive changes to our local communities. If residents have any other ideas of how the funding can be used in their local area, then please let us know.”
If you live within a CCCZ, you should report any cold callers to the police non-emergency number: 101, or to Trading Standards. If you do not live within a CCCZ, report a trader that you're concerned about by contacting the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline