The original Fairfield Avenue neighbourhood watch area is a No Cold Calling Zone. This means that cold calling is dicouraged, and the East Riding Council Trading Standards Dept. will investigate any cold callers who do not follow the code. Please do let me know if you have any issues you want me to help with.
No Cold Calling Zones are intended to prevent doorstep crime. This is crime arising from doorstep callers, bogus workmen, high pressure salespeople, bogus officials and distraction burglary. Distraction burglary is where the householder is distracted by a caller whilst another robs them. It is now well established that distraction burglaries and rogue doorstep trading are interlinked – all too often, the seemingly innocent doorstep seller is actually checking things out for a re-visit to carry out a burglary or distraction burglary.
You can get more information about NCCZs here – NCCZ web