Magheralin says no to cold callers

A new 'No Cold Calling' scheme has been launched in Regents Wood, Magheralin. Included in the image is local NHW coordinator Margaret Lavery, Harold Briggs and Caroline Henderson (NHW), Lisa Sherman PSNI Crime Prevention Officer and Annette Blaney PCSP Project Co-ordinator. �Edward Byrne Photography
A new 'No Cold Calling' scheme has been launched in Regents Wood, Magheralin. Included in the image is local NHW coordinator Margaret Lavery, Harold Briggs and Caroline Henderson (NHW), Lisa Sherman PSNI Crime Prevention Officer and Annette Blaney PCSP Project Co-ordinator. �Edward Byrne Photography

Following collaboration from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (ABC PCSP), the PSNI and local residents, Regents Wood and Regents Grove, Magheralin is now the latest area in the borough to become a ‘No Cold Calling Zone’.

Using the “No Cold Calling” window stickers - developed in association with Trading Standards - the initiative is hoped to keep rogue traders at bay in the area.

ABC PCSP Chair, Councillor Joe Nelson said: “No Cold Calling Zones are designed to discourage rogue traders who may be trying to sell poor-quality or overpriced goods, or who try to trick their way into the house to commit a burglary. They also help to tackle fear of crime by making people feel more secure in their own homes, and give them the confidence to tell unwanted callers to leave.”

No Cold Calling Zone window stickers are available from your local Crime Prevention Officer by calling 101 or from ABC PCSP by calling 0300 0300 900.