Cold shoulder for unwanted callers

PUBLISHED: 18:12 20 August 2014

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A NEW no cold-calling zone has been set up in Burnham, which will look to combat unwelcome salesmen and even distraction burglaries.

The new zone will encompass Willis Court, off Marine Drive, following requests from residents.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “These zones start up street by street. They are what they say on the tin really - nobody can call round unsolicited, so you won’t get people asking about changing electricity suppliers and the like.

“It will help to cut down on distraction burglaries as well by stopping diversions which allow them to take place.

“Hopefully it gives people some peace of mind.”

Police are hopeful of encouraging more streets to join the scheme.

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