Nuisance sales calls banned from swathe of Fulwood

Posted on - 7th September, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Crime, Fulwood, Politics, Preston News

A swathe of Fulwood is now covered by a No Cold Calling zone.

Nuisance calls to properties in a number of roads in the area had seen elderly residents feeling uncomfortable by salespeople knocking their doors.

Now Trading Standards have stepped in, after a campaign by councillors in the Cadley ward, to issue the protection.

Lancashire County Council has applied the zone to the following roads, bannning sales calls from the doorsteps of:
Kings Drive, Westgate, Eastgate, Southgate, Regent Drive, Nooklands, Stratford Drive, Oxford Road, Berwick Drive, Dunbar Drive, Warwick Drive, Banbury Drive, Edgehill Close, Edgehill Drive and Aubigny Drive.

Eastgate is one of the roads covered by the new zone

Eastgate is one of the roads covered by the new zone

Councillor John Potter, who represents the Cadley ward, said: “This whole area we’ve been campaigning to make it into a No Cold Calling zone.

“We have a lot of elderly folk in this area and numerous reports of salespeople bothering residents in this area.

“So the Lib Dem focus team proposed the zone and we understand the irony that we knocked on a lot of doors to get this through!

“We didn’t want to see one more person getting scammed.”

Read more: War veteran has Fulwood home raided while out to lunch

What does a No Cold Calling Zone mean?

It gives the homeowner the right to say no and also to inform Trading Standards if they receive a knock at the door from someone trying to sell them something.

Official firms should respect the signs and not call doors on roads displaying the signage.

It doesn’t apply to religious or political organisations.

What do you think of the ban? Do you live in this area? Let us know in the comments below

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