No cold caller zones | Oxfordshire County Council

No cold caller zones

How to take action on unwanted cold callers.

cold calling flyer - please see below to download

The first 'No cold Caller Zones' were introduced by Trading Standards in 2006. There are 14 zones across Oxfordshire to date.

It is now a criminal offence for cold callers to return to someone’s house, if they have been asked to leave.

The big six energy companies have said they are now committed to respecting the wishes of people who live in recognised no cold caller zones or display signs saying 'no cold callers'.

Scheme aims

The aim of setting up zones is to reduce the amount of unwanted cold callers. Street signs are placed at entrance points to the zones and residents are given door stickers to advise potential cold callers that they are not welcome and should not enter.

It is hoped that these zones will make it more difficult for distraction burglars and rogue traders to operate in the area.

You can see the Oxfordshire schemes below. Where a name has an * this means that only part of the road is in the zone. This will be clearly signed upon arrival.

No cold calling zones in Cherwell

Banbury (Easington)

  • Maple Close
  • Willow Road
  • Poplar Close
  • Sycamore Drive
  • Cedar Close
  • Laurel Close
  • Beaconsfield Road
  • Jaynes Close
  • Leabrook Close
  • Foxwood Close
  • Elmscote Road
  • St Anne’s Road
  • Denchfield Road
  • Lenton Road
  • Timms Road
  • Willoughby Road
  • Larksfield Road
  • Harrowby Road
  • Malvern Close
  • Mayfield Road
  • Laburnum Grove
  • Ashcroft Road
  • Tudor Close
  • Bar Close
  • Oakland Road

Banbury (Hardwick)

  • Hereford Way
  • Guernsey Way
  • Frensham Close
  • Troika Close
  • Rosedale Avenue
  • Bettina Close
  • Salvia Close
  • Conifer Road
  • Juniper Close
  • Erica Close
  • Harlequin Way

Twyford

  • Banbury Road
  • Twyford Road
  • Twyford Avenue
  • Twyford Grove
  • Margaret Road
  • Rawlins Close
  • Griffin Close
  • The Crescent
  • Kemps Road
  • Rochester Way
  • Walton Avenue
  • The Rise
  • Deene Close

Bicester

  • Wadham Close
  • Keble Road
  • Nuffield Close
  • Hertford Close

Finmere

  • Fullwell Road
  • Stable Close
  • Valley Road
  • Chinales Close
  • Mere Road
  • Mere Lane

No cold calling zones in West Oxfordshire

Chipping Norton

  • Walterbush Road
  • Withers Way

Woodstock

  • Vermont Drive
  • Vanbrugh Close
  • Rosamund Drive
  • Mavor Close
  • Westland Way

Witney

  • Wadards Meadow

Burford

  • Cheatle Close
  • Frethern Close
  • Wysdom Way

No cold calling zones in Oxford

Cutteslowe

  • Hawksmoor Road
  • Wyatt Road
  • Jackson Road
  • Carlton Road
  • Wolsey Road
  • Southdale Road
  • Cavendish Road
  • Buckfield Road
  • Scott Road
  • Wren Road
  • Wentworth Road
  • Aldrich Road
  • Salisbury

Wolvercote

  • Godstow Road
  • Rawson Close
  • Goose Green Close
  • Millway Close
  • Churchill Place
  • Mere Road
  • First Turn
  • Sheriffs Drive
  • Fairlawn End
  • Wolvercote Green
  • Osborne Close
  • Dove House Close
  • St Peter’s Road
  • Pixey Place
  • Ulfgar Road
  • Elmthorpe Road
  • Rosamund Road
  • Clifford Place
  • Home Close
  • Rowland Close
  • Meadow Prospect
  • Mill Road
  • Webb’s Close

New Marston

  • Moody Road
  • Peacock Road
  • Prichard road
  • Ferry Road
  • Edgeway Road
  • Hugh Allen Crescent
  • Purcell Road
  • Nicholson Road
  • Parry Close
  • Weldon Road
  •  

No cold calling zones in the Vale of the White Horse

Abingdon

  • Shelley Close

 

Wantage (Grove)

  • Bridge Farm Close
  • Mill Lane
  • Cane Lane
  • Ashdown Way
  • Sharland Close
  • Mandhill Close
  • Mainstreet
  • Kingfishers
  • Miles Drive
  • Laurel Crescent
  • Hawthorn Crescent
  • Floral Close
  • Mayfeild Avenue                                     
  • Cherry Tree Close
  • St Ives Road
  • Bosley’s Orchard
  • School Lane
  • Old Mill Close
  • Easterfield
  • Vale Avenue
  • Caudwell Close
  • Glebe Gardens
  • Harlington Avenue
  • St John’s Road
  • Vicarage Close
  • Meadow Close
  • Linden Crescent
  • Minns Road
  • Mayfield Avenue
  • Shannon Close
  • Howard Avenue
  • Collinsmith Drive
  • Godfreys Close
  • Oxford Lane
  • North Drive

Wantage (Ormond Road)

  • Chainhill Road*
  • Alfredstone Place
  • Three Pigeons Close
  • Ormond Road*
  • Orchard Way
  • Chandlers Close
  • Trinder Way
  • Icknield Lane
  • Mayfield
  • Partridge Close

Watchfield

  • Abbey Road
  • Axis Road
  • Barrington Avenue
  • Barrington Road
  • Chapel Hill
  • Eagle Lane
  • Faringdon Road
  • Folly Cresent
  • High Street
  • Hill Road
  • Ironside Drive
  • Latimer Drive
  • Maidens Close
  • Meadow Road
  • North Street
  • Oak Road
  • Oxford Square
  • Pilgrims Close
  • Roman Walk
  • Saxon Orchard
  • Scholar Close
  • Short Street
  • Shute Avenue
  • South Street
  • Squires Road
  • Star Lane
  • The Mews

Shrivenham

  • Beckett Avenue
  • Berens Road
  • Bower Green
  • Canon’s Hill Gardens
  • Catherine Close
  • Chaplewick Close
  • Charlbury Road
  • Charlotte Close
  • Church Walk
  • Claypits Lane
  • Cleycourt Road
  • Colton Road
  • Common Close
  • Compton Road
  • Cowleaze Close
  • Cox’s Road
  • Curtis Road
  • Damson Trees
  • Day’s Ground
  • Fairthorne Way
  • Faringdon Road
  • Farleigh Road
  • Forrest Close
  • Friars Close
  • Glebe Close
  • Hazells Lane
  • High Street
  • Highworth Road
  • Lake Road
  • Longcot Road
  • Manor Close
  • Manor Lane
  • Martens Close
  • Martens Road
  • Medlar Road
  • Mortree Court
  • Northford Close
  • Park Avenue
  • Pennyhooks
  • Salop Close
  • Sandhill
  • Sandy Lane
  • Springfield Close
  • Stainswick Lane
  • Stallpits Lane
  • Stallpits Road
  • Station Cottages
  • Station Road
  • Stonefield Close
  • The Green
  • Townsend Road
  • Vicarage Lane
  • Youghal Close

 

No cold calling zones in South Oxfordshire

Didcot

  • King Alfred Drive
  • Edinburgh Drive
  • Bosley’s Orchard

Little Milton

  • Church Hill
  • High Street
  • Thame Road
  • Old Field
  • Chiltern View
  • Haseley Road
  • Gold Street
  • Blenheim Road

Henley on Thames

  • Harpsden Way
  • Gainsborough Crescent
  • Gainsborough Road
  • Gainsborough Hill

Setting up your own zone or reporting an incident

If you want to report an incident or want advice, please contact Trading Standards.

Free poster

You can download a poster to put in your door and window here (pdf format, 33Kb). 

cold calling flyer - please see below to download

Last reviewed
04 January 2017
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