No cold calling zone for Seaford

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A NO COLD calling zone could be set up in Seaford to help protect residents from unwanted callers or bogus tradesmen.

Seaford Town Council, Seaford Neighbourhood Policing Team and East Sussex Trading Standards have been working together on the project.

The scheme already successfully operates in Bishopstone and Seaford East Ward, but could cover the whole town.

A spokesperson for the town council said: “Setting up a zone is a warning to cold callers to keep out. 

“Local residents are provided with information that shows them how to deal with unexpected callers.

“With this in mind a vote is taking place from 26 September until 24 October 2011.” 

The partnership is interested to know if residents would like the scheme to go ahead and if they approve of an exemption being granted to charities, which would apply for a licence to the town council.

Email any enquiries to admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk or visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/tradingstandards/advice/complaints/coldcalling.

Vote either at www.surveymonkey.com/s/95LSGMQ or by completing the form at the ballot boxes at Morrisons, Post Offices at Church Street and Walmer Road and the Tourist Information Centre at 37 Church Street.

You shold only vote once and voting is only open to residents of Seaford or the BN25 postcode.

If after consultation, the scheme goes ahead, a launch date will be organised where information will be available to residents. 

Signs will go up at the entry and exit points of the major roads in and surrounding Seaford to ensure unwanted callers get the message that they are not welcome.