We have been advised by Essex Trading Standards that they have received three reports of roofers calling at homes, claiming to be from Trading Standards.
The callers are claiming that a roofer who recently carried out work is being investigated. The caller claims that they can carry out a survey of the resident’s roof and that they will be able to claim compensation as part of the investigation. They are then asking the resident for sums of around £2,000.
Trading Standards Officers are highly unlikely to visit a consumer’s home unless they have already been asked to by the consumer or a trusted friend or relative.
Trading Standards Officers will NEVER ask a resident for money.
There are certain precautions that can be taken to guard against doorstep callers:
- Fit and use a door security chain when you open the door.
- Check the identification of a caller by ringing their employer. Use the telephone number from your telephone book and not one they might supply.
- Do not let anyone to carry out work on your house until you get a second opinion and never agree to callers who say “we are only i the area today”.
- Never keep large sums of money in the house and keep purses out of sight, not near the door.
For further information or advice on consumer issues or rogue traders please use the following contacts:
Phone: 0345 4040 506
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Police Connect Team
This scheme is available for all residents of Beetley, East Bilney and Old Beetley. A car can be booked for any health related appointment, Doctor, Dentist, Hospital (including Addenbrookes and Papworth ), Chiropodist etc., and visiting the sick and elderly. The only criteria is that the person does not have use of a vehicle be it on a temporary basis (unable to drive due to illness, injury or treatment which is to be given at the appointment) or permanently, and there is no suitable public transport available or the person would have difficulty in using public transport. The contact number to book a journey is 01362 861112.
The new minibus shuttle from East Bilney commenced Tuesday 10th January.
It will pick up in East Bilney village at the bus shelter on Fakenham Road near to the junction with River Lane at 10.12 and opposite East Bilney Garage at 10.15, then connect with bus route 21 at Beech Road/Fakenham Road junction, Beetley at 10.24 which arrives in Dereham Market Place at 1035.
The No 21 bus leaves Dereham at 12.30 outside Barclays Bank. The return journey will meet the bus at 12.38 at The New Inn Fakenham Road Beetley to bring passengers back to East Bilney.
IT RUNS ON TUESDAY ONLY IF IT IS NOT USED IT WILL BE STOPPED PLEASE SUPPORT IT AS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL NEED IT