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Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 06/06/2020 09:04:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Citizen

As we start to enter the summer months we can sometimes see a rise in Rogue traders just randomly knocking on doors asking residents if they want:

Gutters cleaning out
Loose tiles refitting
Driveways cleaned
Gardens cut and cleared

And the list goes on. They very often make a bee line for our more elderly and vulnerable members of our community.

I have copied Walsall council trading standards contact details into this message also.

Contacting Trading Standards

In order to ensure continued support and guidance on Trading Standards issues is made available to residents and businesses across Walsall, Trading Standards has entered into an agreement with one of our key partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Service.
If you are a consumer or a business and wish to obtain advice, make a complaint or report a breach of Trading Standards law, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service via one or more of the following methods:
Telephone Freephone 0808 223 1133 (Lines are open Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00 pm.
Visiting the website at Citizens Advice Consumer Service.
Businesses requiring advice on Trading Standards law will have their enquiry logged and forwarded to their local Trading Standards Service. Those business based in Walsall will usually be contacted by one of our officers in due course.
Consumers will receive advice directly from the Citizens Advice Consumer Service. This information is shared with Trading Standards and we will monitor and asses the data received. Where we determine that, by virtue of a general or particular vulnerability, a consumer is unable to deal with a particular matter for themselves, we will seek to provide a proportionate level of additional support.
Contact us
Trading Standards
Walsall Council
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1TP
Telephone: Freephone 0808 223 1133
Email: tradingstandards@walsall.gov.uk

Kind Regards
PCSO Tim Littlehales

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Tim Littlehales (Police, PCSO, Walsall NPU, Paddock Ward/NPT)

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