surrey trading standards

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Surrey builder fined for forging certificate after trading standards probe

A builder has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 after forging a building regulations certificate for a customer who raised concerns over his work. Thomas Peare, 28, of Langley Vale, near Epsom, was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,180 after pleading guilty to an offence under counterfeiting and forgery laws. He … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Put clocks back and check your smoke alarm; Trading standards seize half a tonne of illegal snuff

Put the clocks back and check your smoke alarm Surrey residents are being urged to test their smoke alarm as they put their clocks back this weekend. The call from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service comes after the latest statistics from the Home Office show that 12% of households where fires took place in 2013/14 … Continue reading

Surrey farmer given suspended jail sentence for animal cruelty

A Surrey farmer has been given a suspended jail sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to cattle. James Goffin, 36, of Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, admitted six charges of animal cruelty following an investigation by Surrey County Council’s trading standards officers. Goffin was found to have castrated six bulls in an unlawful way causing them unnecessary pain … Continue reading

Trading standards campaign warns of DNP dangers

Trading standards officers are warning about the dangers of using the drug 2.4 Dinitrophenol for weight loss and bodybuilding in a campaign aimed at students. They are handing out beer mats with the message Would you play Russian Roulette with DNP? and talking to students at campuses in Surrey to raise awareness of the dangers of … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public; Magna Carta-themed show proves Surrey schools have talent; Budding authors get chance to learn how to self-publish

Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will showcase state-of-the-art vehicles and equipment at an open day on Saturday 18 July. Members of the public are invited to the service’s Reigate HQ between 10am and 4pm to find out more about the work of firefighters and a range of … Continue reading

Surrey shop owner fined after sniffer dogs found illegal tobacco

A Surrey shopkeeper was caught with thousands of pounds worth of illegal tobacco when a sniffer dog found secret stashes hidden around his store. Trading standards officers raided a convenience store in Godalming in September last year and found hundreds of packets of cigarettes and tobacco pouches hidden under a sink, beneath beer and wine … Continue reading

Surrey and Buckinghamshire trading standards join forces from April

Residents in Surrey and Buckinghamshire will be better protected from scams and rip-offs with the launch next month of a joint trading standards service covering both counties. A merger between Surrey and Buckinghamshire trading standards takes effect from 1 April with the aim of harnessing their collective expertise to give consumers even stronger safeguards and … Continue reading

Surrey Trading Standards launches campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco

Surrey County Council Trading Standards and Surrey Crimestoppers have launched a campaign to stamp out the trade in illegal tobacco. Working with the Smokefree Surrey Alliance, the campaign aims to gather intelligence about manufacturers and suppliers of illegal tobacco and raise awareness of the dangers and risks to person and property. Members of the public … Continue reading

£200,000 Surrey scam victim appears on BBC programme

A Surrey pensioner conned out of more than £200,000 over 56 years before the county council’s trading standards team convinced her to stop handing over cash to horoscope tricksters and other scammers has appeared on television. Sylvia Kneller, from Farnham, spoke out on the BBC’s Inside Out South to help others. She talks about her … Continue reading

Conman convicted of peddling counterfeit DVDs worth over £750,000

A conman who swindled more than £750k out of unsuspecting shoppers has been stopped in his tracks by Surrey County Council Trading Standards. Trevor Pegg, 61, of Epsom was found guilty on 13 different counts at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday following a prosecution brought by the council. His Honour Judge Robert Fraser told Pegg that … Continue reading

Cosmetics linked to cancer seized in major trading standards haul

Potentially life-threatening cosmetics have been seized by Surrey County Council as part of one of the UK’s largest-ever hauls of its kind. The 752-kilo cargo taken by trading standards officers at Heathrow Airport includes more than 1,000 cosmetic items, from creams to lotions, containing a skin bleaching ingredient – hydroquinone – that is banned in … Continue reading

Church’s Olympic chief impersonated in lottery scam

Olympic lottery scammers are impersonating the Church of England’s London 2012 chief in order to swindle personal details out of unsuspecting victims, sparking a warning from Surrey County Council Trading Standards. In a bogus letter, emblazoned with an imitation London 2012 logo and Olympic rings, recipients are told they have won more than £500,000. It … Continue reading

Surrey loan shark pleads guilty

Please find below a release on behalf of the England Illegal Money Lending Team.  A Surrey woman has admitted running an illegal money lending business, following an investigation by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, working in partnership with Surrey County Council Trading Standards. Rowena Santos, aged 51, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday … Continue reading

Counterfeit vodka could have caused blindness

A shopkeeper who sold fake vodka that could cause drinkers to go blind has been fined £16,000. The toxic tipple was found to contain 235 times the legal level of methanol when tested in a lab. An inspection by Surrey County Council Trading Standards uncovered 14 bottles of the counterfeit Glen’s Vodka on sale at … Continue reading

Unsafe vodka sparks health warning

Unsafe ‘vodka’ containing potentially dangerous chemicals that pose a health risk has sparked a warning to drinkers and businesses from Surrey County Council Trading Standards. ‘Drop Vodka’ has been found for sale in off-licences, corner shops and petrol stations across Britain at rock-bottom prices, including just over the county border in Aldershot. Tests on the … Continue reading


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