No Cold Calling Zones

No Cold Calling Zones (NCCZ) are an initiative to help combat the problem of doorstep crime. Supported by the Council, Thames Valley Police, Neighbourhood Watch and partners, the zones aim to make residents feel safer in their own homes.

Areas that are part of the scheme will be provided with signs to advise potential sellers that residents in the area do not want 'doorstep selling'. This makes it easier for residents to say NO to sellers who appear at their door, and assists the Police when speaking to doorstep callers in the area.

It is not illegal to cold call, even in a No Cold Calling Zone. However, in a No Cold Calling Zone the residents have made a decision that they do not want cold callers.

If you would like more information on how to set up a No Cold Calling Zone in your street please contact