Trading standards

We help protect the interests of consumers and businesses in Camden by ensuring a fair and safe trading environment. This is through enforcing laws controlling the quantity, quality, pricing, description and safety of most goods and services.

Consumer advice

Find out more about your rights when you buy goods or services and how to get help.  This includes:

No Cold Calling Zones

No Cold Calling Zones aim to decrease doorstep crime incidents by specifying a Zone in which doorstep callers selling goods or services are not welcome. Zones are usually defined by lamp post signs and stickers placed in the doors or windows of homes within the Zone area.  Zones range in size from a few houses to several hundred homes. They may be set up in response to incidents, local intelligence, or on request - but all will follow a consultation process with residents.

Zones should meet three criteria before they can be set up:

  • a history of doorstep crime or distraction burglary
  • a vulnerable population
  • a defined geographical area

    Staying safe at home

    Read our top ten tips  on staying safe at home including information on protecting yourself from rogue traders, bogus callers and tips on keeping personal information personal

    Friends Against Scams

    Do you want to take a stand against scams? You can complete an online awareness session to learn about  different types of scams, how to spot them, where to report them and how to support victims of scams.

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