Residents say no to cold callers

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Residents in Great Preston will be showing cold callers the door as part of a new initiative on their estate.

A ‘cold calling control zone’ has been launched in the St Aidan’s Road area.

The project has been launched by West Yorkshire Trading Standards and Great and Little Preston Parish Council.

Coun Elizabeth Crossley, who helped to set up the scheme, said: “We are really pleased to be part of such an initiative.

“Working in partnership with the police and Trading Standards to combat this type of activity will help tenants and residents to feel safer in their homes.”

Similar schemes have been launched in Pontefract, Ackworth and the Holderness Road area of Knottingley.

The zones have been hailed a success and have been shown to reduce crime in the areas where they have been launched.

‘No cold calling’ zone signs and stickers will be in placed on St Aidan’s Road, Valley Drive, Hemishor Drive, Church Road, Well Close and Berry Lane.

For more information on cold calling control zones visit www.ts.wyjs.org.uk/wyjs-trading-doorstep-crime or call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 0405060.