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Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards expands to include Plymouth from April

All four authorities have approved the plans which will give them  ‘greater clout’ at a time of financial pressure, regulatory change and increasing demand.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Young people warned about ‘fake jobs’ on social media

Some fake job adverts aim to harvest personal details while others may try to dupe you into committing a criminal offence, like money laundering

Posted on: 10 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Trading Standards officers to receive mental health first aid training to support farmers

Free online mental health seminar for farmers on 23 February

Posted on: 4 February 2021 | Posted in: Community

Carpet fitter admits fraud

Tom Brazil, 39, of Moorland Park, Hewish, Somerset, was told to pay £1,585 in compensation and costs.

Posted on: 21 January 2021 | Posted in: Community

Drainage company guilty of ‘unfair trading’ and pays back £20k to victims

Dorset-based 24 Hour Emergency Services Limited, of Wharfdale Service Road, Bournemouth, repeatedly inflated costs, charged for unnecessary work and charged victims for work that was never carried out.

Posted on: 18 December 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

A new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Posted on: 19 November 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Council advises to be on the look-out for potential scammers

Devon County Council has issued a warning and is advising people to stay alert to possible scams, associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on: 27 October 2020 | Posted in: Community

Made in Devon will set your business apart

The new scheme is being launched just as trust in locally made products is at an all time high, with more people then ever before choosing to ‘shop local’.

Posted on: 30 September 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Trading standards merger with Plymouth would give service ‘more clout’

If agreed by all four authorities, the plans would see Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service merge with Plymouth City Council Trading Standards from April 2021.

Posted on: 10 September 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Trading Standards officers standing in a field

Farmers invited to virtual mental health seminar

The event will feature speakers from The Farm Community Network, The Yellow Wellies Campaign and The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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