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March 30 2014

Newhaven Town Council is asking local residents if they would like to see Newhaven become a ‘No Cold Calling Zone.’

Seaford has been one for the past two years and has seen an 80% reduction in doorstep callers and traders. Seaford has seen a drop in distraction burglaries also and Peacehaven and Telscombe have also just become ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ - so if Newhaven did the same, there would be a coastal ‘NCCZ’ from Seaford to Telscombe.

According to Newhaven Town Council: “A ‘No Cold Calling Zone’ would enable residents - particularly the more elderly - to turn-away unwanted and intrusive doorstep callers and traders. This, in turn, would help to reduce the number of distraction burglaries in the area and enable the Police to identify who the cold callers are and the locations they target in town.
“Religious and political groups are exempt from the scheme.

“If the scheme goes ahead, residents will receive a sticker/ door notice that can be placed inside their house close to the front door. It provides information on what to do if you have uninvited cold callers on your doorstep. In addition, signs would be erected at the town’s boundaries warning visitors that they are entering a ‘No Cold Calling Zone.’

“To introduce the scheme there needs to be good support from local residents. Newhaven residents are asked to let the Town Council know how you feel about the proposal by taking part in our online survey here: .”

So, here is your opportunity to have your say; it’s your call…