New ‘no cold calling’ zones have been introduced on the east Norfolk coast in a bid to deter unwanted doorstep callers.

Peter Korwin (principal trading standards officer) launching the new No Cold Calling scheme in Lowes

Peter Korwin (principal trading standards officer) launching the new No Cold Calling scheme in Lowestoft.Photo: Nick ButcherCopy: Hayley MaceFor: LJ / EDPArchant © 2010(01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2009

'No cold calling' zones on east Norfolk coast should deter rogue traders

Two new zones in Hopton, near Great Yarmouth, have been set up after Home Watch coordinators contacted Norfolk Trading Standards. They are the first zones to be established in the village, with more to follow.

Stickers have gone up in homes in The Laurels and part of Potters Drive, showing doorstep callers residents do not want strangers knocking at their doors. Signage is also up on lampposts making it clear cold callers are unwanted.

PCSO Andy Featherstone said: 'There are four or five more zones in the pipeline but this is all down to the residents wanting this in their area and returning a positive reply to Trading Standards.'

To find out more about becoming a no cold calling zone, Home Watch groups must contact Norfolk County Council and information packs will be sent to every household on that street with a questionnaire. If the vast majority agree then a zone will be established ' with the aim of reassuring residents and deterring unwanted callers,' added Mr Featherstone.

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