In March 2018 cold callers offered gardening work to a local resident for which they were charged an exorbitant amount of money. Further investigation revealed that this was not an isolated event.
The police were not able to take action as the nature of the incident could not be defined as theft.
However, Suffolk County Council Trading Standards Department are able to deal with such sharp practices. They produce leaflets which will be distributed to residents and can also introduce no cold calling zones (NCCZ).
The Trading Standards Department have investigated the recent incident and the criteria for introducing a NCCZ have been met. They will be visiting residents in the affected area to establish views before going ahead.