Campaign aims to shut the door on cold callers

Residents are being urged to turn away cold callers as part of a national campaign to promote traders whose work has been vetted.

Derbyshire County Council is backing the campaign and encouraging people to use its Trusted Trader scheme – which, with over 1,300 members, is the largest of its kind in the country.

Cllr Kevin Parkinson, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Our Trusted Trader scheme means there is absolutely no need for any Derbyshire resident to ever employ a cold caller again.”

The Trusted Trader register is accessible on line at or by phoning Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058.