When you buy goods or services the law gives you consumer rights which protect you from being treated unfairly by a trader.
Visit the Citizens Advice website for information that can help solve legal, money and other problems.
- Advice Guide - Citizens Advice website
Find a trustworthy business - 'Buy with Confidence'
The Buy With Confidence Scheme is approved by Trading Standards as a facility for consumers to gain access to
trustworthy, registered businesses.
Find a Business - Buy with Confidence website
Visit the Trading Standards Institute for information about recalled items.
Door step callers - 'if you want them to go, just say no!'
Many traders who call at your door are honest and genuine. However, some are not and can be extremely persuasive.
Examples of bad practices associated with cold calling and doorstep selling include:
- Pressure selling
- Unfair contracts
- Overpriced or substandard home maintenance or improvements
- Phoney consumer surveys
- Bogus charity collections.
You have a legal right to say no and should not feel pressured into buying goods or services or inviting a stranger into your home.
Oldham's ‘No Cold Calling Zones’
|Street Name(s)||House Numbers||Postcode(s)||Live Date|
|St Georges Square (Chadderton)||1 – 114||OL9 9NX
|March 2006 (revamped December 2009)|
|Spindle Court (Royton)||1 - 15||OL2 6QA||August 2009|
|Falkirk Street Area||Mortar Street 2 - 12
1 – 41
Milk Street 2 – 12
Falkirk Street 1 – 29
Cedar Street 2 - 24
|Cypress Avenue Area (Chadderton)||Cypress Ave 2 - 34
1 – 61
Burnley Street 33 - 55
Poplar Walk 2 – 8
1 – 7
Ash Walk 2 - 8
1 - 5
Andrew Street 2 - 6
Holly Grove 58 - 60
|Cumberland Drive (Royton)||30 and 32, 34 - 48||OL2 5AY||June 2010|
|Cedar Grove (Shaw)||1 – 11 (odds), 2 – 44 (evens)||OL2 8RT||April 2011|
|Cattlin Way||All Houses||OL8 3XB||January 2014|
|Brennan Court||All Houses||OL8 3XA||January 2014|
|Violet Way (Chadderton)||1 – 23 (odds), 2- 42 (evens)||M24 2TE||June 2014|
|Sundew Place (Chadderton)||1 – 11 (odds), 2 – 12 (evens)||M24 2TD||June 2014|
|Nimble Nook 303-309 Broadway (Chadderton)||All Houses||OL9 9RD
Chelsea Close Kingston Close Westminster Close
|All houses||OL2 7TB
Westbury Way Grosvenor Way
|All houses||OL2 5AZ
|Briar Grove (Chadderton)||All houses and 65 Mora Avenue OL9 0EJ (shares pedestrian access)||OL9 0EH||December 2018|
|Kempsey Court||All houses||OL9 9HG||May 2019|
Get the sticker!
If you would like a free window sticker to help deter unsolicited callers from knocking on your door, phone 0161 770 2032 or email email@example.com
The sticker warns traders that you do not buy goods or services at the door and asks them to leave your property.
Sample of the No Cold Calling sticker you can put on your window: