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Housing association creates cold calling control zone

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

Housing association creates cold calling control zone Housing association creates cold calling control zone

A housing association has funded a new 'cold calling control zone' to protect its tenants.

Wakefield and District Housing's zones were launched this week at flats in the centre of Wakefield.

In recent years, cold calling control zones have been funded in areas where householders have suffered at the hands of rogue traders, doorstep criminals and unsolicited sales people.

Mavis McCarthy, local resident and chair of Carr House Tenants and Residents Association, said: “This will be a great relief for tenants and residents in the area.”

The zones have been shown to reduce overall crime in the areas where they have been launched and have received a warm welcome from residents.

Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer for WDH, said: “We take the protection of our tenants and local residents very seriously which is why these signs have been put in place. It’s great to see good partnership working which results in positive action.”

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