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					No Cold Calling Zones
Presentation to Winchester City Council
              15 July 2010

              Philip Mills
       Trading Standards Officer
          Regulatory Services
Why?
Why?
               What are they?
•    A tool for combating doorstep crime
    1. Raising awareness
    2. Deterring unscrupulous callers
    3. Empowering residents
    –   Reducing the incidence of doorstep crime
    –   Reducing fear of crime
    –   Lessening the effects of crime
    –   Increasing reporting/detection
How?
  •   Work with Partners
  •   Visits to all in zone
  •   Packs
  •   Signs
  •   Evaluation
Where?
                 NCCZ’s do :-
•   Raise awareness of doorstep crime
•   Express residents’ wishes not to be cold called
•   Empower residents to say ‘No’
•   Deter unscrupulous cold callers
            NCCZ’s do not :-
•   Make it illegal to cold call
•   Ban utility companies’ meter readers
•   Ban political canvassing
•   Ban charity collectors
•   Ban religious callers
           Success of Zones
• 72% of residents feel safer living within a
  NCCZ
• 74% of residents feel more confident when
  dealing with cold callers
         Where are we now?
• Zones varying in size from 4 to 400 houses
• 192 zones launched countywide
  – 55 within WCC
• 14,830 homes covered countywide
  – 2,204 homes within WCC
           How you can help
•   Identify potential areas
•   Attend launch events
•   Tell us of rogue trader incidents
•   Distribute ‘Safe & Sound’ packs
•   Promote ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme

				
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