Bedfordshire Police has been taking action to target rogue traders as part of a week-long national enforcement and awareness initiative.
Rogue traders are individuals or groups of people who cold-call householders, often targeting vulnerable residents, claiming to be a bona fide business and purporting to offer services, most commonly buildings maintenance and repair. The offenders charge excessive fees for the work, yet the work that is carried out is either substandard or not carried out at all.
All last week Bedfordshire officers were joined by trading standards officials and partner agencies inn a wide range of work to disrupt the activity of rogue trading and to make communities aware of this type of crime.
DCI Juliette Everett who coordinated the week long initiative said: "Tackling rogue traders this week has been a priority; unscrupulous rogues and distraction burglars can have a devastating impact on people's lives, and their activities are often linked to a vast network of crime. Partnership working is an integral part of tackling the scourge of rogue traders – work that is carried out relentlessly by numerous agencies throughout the year. Initiatives like Operation Rogue Trader provide an important opportunity to raise awareness and to empower consumers to say no to cold-callers."
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European Parliamentary Election 22 May 2014
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Notice is given that an election is to be held in the Eastern Electoral Region for seven members of the European Parliament. If the election is contested the poll will be held on 22 May 2014 between 7am and 10pm.
Front Row theatre group presents Peter Gordon's 'Generations Apart' from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd March 2014 at Eaton Bray Village Hall.
This is a very amusing romantic comedy which should appeal to all!
Cast includes Bob Stilliard, Donna Hughes, Barbara Morton, Jessica Hills and Matt Flitton.
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