A further two Cold Calling Control Zones (CCCZ) have been created in Heworth Without, through the use of local ward committee funding.
The two zones will be created on Whitby Avenue and Woodlands Grove, in order to help protect local residents form the risk of door-step crime.
CCCZ’s are an effective tool in combating persistent cold callers and localised crime. The Zones are created at the request of residents and are marked out by signs; advising would-be doorstep traders that restrictions on their activities are in place.
New CCCZ signs marking out have now been installed using local ward committee funding, marking out the new Zones.
Cllr Nigel Ayre, Liberal Democrat Ward Councillor for Heworth Without, commented:
“I am pleased that ward committee funding has been used to create these two new Cold Calling Control Zones, as they are an important and useful tool in combating persistent cold callers in the local area.”
“This is just one example of where ward committee funding has been used to benefit the local community. If residents have any other ideas of how the funding can be used, then I would urge them to get in contact with me.”
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