A scheme’s been launched in Northampton to discourage cold calling and rogue trading.
It also aims to prevent distraction burglaries.
The no cold-calling zone has been set up in Samwell Way and Lynmore Close in Hunsbury Meadows – after residents asked for help.
A sizeable proportion of the population is elderly or vulnerable – and there’s been reports of doorstep incidents recently.
Under the scheme high-vis signs have been put up deterring criminals – and people have been urged that if in doubt, don’t open the door.
It’s now one of over 60 projects in the county.