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[Forum] ‘No cold calling’ zones: Let residents decide

Posted on Thursday 28th November 2013 at 9:45 pm by JLo (Forum)

A "no doorstep traders" sign from South Gloucestershire Council.

I live on Juniper Way and we are often harassed by cold caller of one type or another. I have a very blunt sign on my door (as do many of my neighbours) which spells out what we don’t want. So religions, chuggers utilities can’t argue that it doesn’t apply as they aren’t selling anything. It’s no good pretending you aren’t home when the JWs call for instance. They have lists and will keep coming back until you answer the door.

Now I hate this. The signs keep some of the pests away, but they make us look so unfriendly. Some similar streets in Bradley have been designated official no cold calling zones. We applied, but were rejected as it wasn’t a high crime street. Everyone hates being confronted at the door. Why can’t we as residents decide what’s right for us. I’ve met shift workers, people with babies, those with serious illnesses/disabilities etc. It’s not just a matter of saying “NO” at the door. It’s extremely disruptive. Anyone else feel this way?


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[Forum] Do we need “no cold calling” zones in Bradley Stoke?

Posted on Saturday 30th June 2012 at 3:53 pm by Toxteth O'Grady (Forum)

A "no doorstep traders" sign from South Gloucestershire Council.

Is it about time we made other areas in Bradley Stoke “no cold calling” zones?

Despite having a Trading Standards sticker on my door saying that salespeople can’t call without an appointment, I am continually having to tell traders that I’m not interesting in anything they have to sell.

Just today, Safestyle called and were rather sarcastic and rude when I said I wasn’t interested … and it’s a repeating occurrence around Juniper Way/Fennell Drive.

Is anybody else around the “Spices” area having the same issue? Robert Jones is the local councillor – How do we begin the process of stopping people knocking on our doors?

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