Police were on the streets of Steeton and Silsden this week after the launch of a clampdown on doorstep conmen.

No Cold Calling Zones were launched in both areas with funding from Bradford councillors who serve the wards.

The zones are around Gloucester Avenue in Silsden and Thornhill Road in Steeton, as well as Moor Park and Aynholme in Addingham.

The streets have signs that warn off salesman and bogus callers and residents are being given window stickers.

The initiative brings together police, Bradford Council, ward councillors, Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council and housing association Incommunities. Neighbourhood Policing Team officers and street wardens gathered in Steeton on Monday for a briefing, before heading out to talk to residents.

Ward councillor Adrian Naylor said the initiative showed excellent inter-agency co-operation.