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Salesman 'breaching cold-calling ban in Steeton'
10:00am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
Double glazing salesmen are allegedly breaching a cold-calling ban on a Steeton housing estate.
Parish councillors have received complaints that sales teams have called at homes in the Thornhill Road area.
The hawkers allegedly tried to persuade householders to sign up to double glazing or conservatories.
The door-knocking came despite the houses displaying window stickers warning that salesmen were not welcome.
David Mullen, chairman of Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council, said residents mentioned the latest cold-callers at this month's council meeting.
He said: “Seemingly there has been a group of door-knockers calling about conservatories and double glazing. People told them it was in a No Cold Calling Zone.”
Coun Mullen said the problem was reported to a neighbourhood policing officer at the parish council meeting.
The initiative was funded by the Bradford councillors who represent the ward, and the initiative also involved parish councillors, police and housing association Incom-munities. Neighbourhood Policing officers and street wardens visited houses in the area telling residents how the scheme would work.
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