Residents at an estate in Lightcliffe will be giving salesmen and door knockers the cold shoulder as they set up a cold calling control zone.
The aim is to protect people on the Stoney Lane Estate and has been funded by the Stoney Lane Tenants and Residents Association in conjunction with Pennine Housing
The launch of the zone was attended by tenants and residents of the Stoney Lane Estate, ward Councillor David Kirton, and officers from the Police, who attended to lend their support to the community in their battle against this nuisance.
Residents received their information packs and signs were erected at the entrances to the zone to inform callers that they are not welcome.
Councillor David Kirton (Con Hipperholme and Lightcliffe) said: “The implementation of these ‘cold calling control zones’ means people won’t be hassled on their own doorstep to buy goods and services they just don’t want.
“Not only this, a number of criminals do pose as doorstep sales people and bogus utility company officials and these zones help to reduce the opportunity for them to undertake this type of activity.”
In recent years, West Yorkshire Trading Standards and partner organisations such as the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Neighbourhood Watch, area committees and local housing associations have worked together to establish cold calling control zones.