Trading Standards Information and Advice: Residents of Selmeston Road say ‘No’ to cold callers

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Residents of Selmeston Road in Eastbourne are letting cold callers know that they are not welcome here by becoming Eastbourne’s latest No Cold Calling Zone.

Residents joined councillors, Trading Standards and Eastbourne community safety partnership to launch the scheme in June which now means that the whole Rodmill estate is a No Cold Calling Zone.

No Cold Calling Zones have proven to improve consumer confidence particularly in the elderly who are often pressurised into unwanted contracts when high pressure sales people call.

Councillors thanked the Community Safety Partnership who contributed to the cost of bringing this area into the scheme. They also thanked Trading Standards officer Elizabeth Bowring and the rest of the Trading Standards team for their hard work.

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To report unwanted sellers please contact Trading Standards on 01323 463430 or email trading.standards@eastsussex.gov.uk

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Advice for people experiencing door step sellers is:

• Lock front and back doors

• Stop, are you expecting anybody?

• Chain your door, because they may try to pressurise you or push their way in

• Check their details carefully but do not let them in