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No cold calling zone

We work with residents to set up No Cold Calling Zones (NCCZ) to prevent rogue traders from knocking on your door and selling services such as gardening or building works.

Doorstep traders can still legally cold call in these areas but NCCZ signs are a good way to warn them that they are not welcome.

You can request to set up a NCCZ through us and we will send you a consultation pack to deliver to each household in the area. Collect all completed surveys and send them back to us.

You will need the support of at least 51 per cent of residents in the proposed zone.

If the consultation is successful, we will provide the 'Safe as Houses' information pack to distribute to residents, arrange for street signs to be put in place and organise local press coverage to promote the zone.

For more information on No Cold Calling Zones, refer to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Apply for a No Cold Calling Zone