Efforts to protect vulnerable adopted nationally

Steve Playle from Surrey County Council Trading Standards with Gloria Hunniford at the launch of National Consumer Week which runs from November 12 to 16.

Surrey County Council’s efforts to protect vulnerable people from doorstep crime have been adopted nationally.

As part of National Consumer Week (November 12 to 18), the Trading Standards Institute launched its ‘no cold calling super sign’ which tells doorstep callers to leave and not return.

The sign is based on Surrey County Council Trading Standards own stop cold calling sticker pack, which has been distributed to 80,000 people since it was launched last year.

Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “Surrey’s stop cold calling sticker pack has proved such as success that it’s been used as the template for the national project.

“The packs are for everyone to use, but they are particularly useful to the vulnerable who are often targeted by rogue traders. I’d urge everyone to get hold of a Stop Cold Calling pack and display the stickers telling doorstep traders to go away and not return.”

Download a no cold calling poster here.

For more information, please contact Surrey County Council senior media relations officer James Oxley at


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