Posted: Tue 31st May 2016

Trefriw Becomes A Cold Calling Controlled Area

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The village of Trefriw in the Conwy Valley has become the latest in a line of Cold Calling Controlled areas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over the past months, Conwy Trading Standards has again been working in partnership with North Wales Police to implement the whole of Trefriw as a Cold Calling Controlled area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local PCSO Phil Gales said: “Over an eight week period, consultations took place throughout the town to gauge the opinions of local residents. The work proved to be a success with residents supporting the scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Protecting the community from crime associated with doorstep selling is the aim of the initiative. It intends to combat bogus callers, distraction burglars and high pressure sales people. It also assists in helping to reduce the fear of crime amongst residents, as they should all know what steps to take in the event that an unexpected caller comes to the door and also know that other residents in the vicinity are looking out for them.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To help ensure the success of the scheme, residents are encouraged to display a Cold Calling sticker, which, once on display makes it a criminal offence if cold callers to ignore the notice. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cold calling pack which include the Cold Calling stickers can also be obtained by contacting PCSO 2973 Phil Gales, who is based in Llanrwst on 101. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Individuals can report suspected rogue traders to Conwy Trading Standards on 01492-575220 or North Wales Police on 101’ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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