Are you fed up with receiving visits to your home from cold calling traders?
Are you concerned about rogue traders calling on your elderly or vulnerable neighbours, seeking work?
If so, say "no" to cold calling doorstep traders with a Surrey Trading Standards door sticker.
work closely with Surrey Police and other agencies to help reduce
incidents of distraction burglary and rogue trading. Our sticker
initiative is designed to empower residents, giving them the
confidence to deal with cold calling traders.
We are committed to protecting Surrey residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, from being taken advantage of by rogue traders. We want to reduce the fear of crime and prevent residents from feeling pressurised on their doorsteps to make decisions that they may not otherwise make.
up your free sticker to display on your property to send a clear
message to cold calling traders. We expect all traders to respect
your wishes but if they don't, they may be liable to prosecution
for ignoring your request to leave and not return.
This initiative is a county-wide extension of our existing network of 'No Cold Calling Zones'. Whilst the existing zones will remain in place, we ask that residents in the zones pick up and display a new sticker on their property.
Stickers can be collected from your local council office, police station or library. We also hope to make them available through the Neighbourhood Watch network. If you have any trouble getting a sticker pack, please contact Surrey County Council on 03456 009 009.
Senior Trading Standards Specialist
Policy & Operations Team
Surrey County Council Trading Standards Service
East Surrey Area Office