Archive by category Community Protection

Further warning on COVID scams during fortnight of action

Further warning on COVID scams during fortnight of action

Nottingham City Council has today issued a fresh warning of coronavirus scams as part of a national campaign of action. This week sees the start of Scams Awareness Fortnight, run by Citizens Advice, which has a focus on raising awareness of the scams that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The council’s […]

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Warning as fraudsters take advantage of coronavirus uncertainty

Warning as fraudsters take advantage of coronavirus uncertainty

Nottingham City Council has today issued a fresh warning to residents urging them not to fall victim to scams during the coronavirus outbreak. The authority’s Trading Standards team says that fraudsters continue to prey on members of the public and are attempting to exploit people at a time of national crisis. Scams involve people being […]

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Warning as fraudsters take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak

Warning as fraudsters take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak

Nottingham City Council has today warned residents not to fall victim to scams during the coronavirus outbreak. Members of the public are being urged to remain vigilant – and try to support elderly and vulnerable family members and neighbours – when dealing with doorstep callers, unsolicited phone calls and emails. No official organisation will contact […]

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Conman builder given suspended prison sentence for fraud

Conman builder given suspended prison sentence for fraud

A criminal builder who conned a Bilborough resident out of nearly £6,000 has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Jason Clarke, pictured, plead guilty to fraud when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday and was also ordered to repay the outstanding amount owed to the victim of £4,796.55. The householder had arranged for […]

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Hazardous fly-tip leads to suspended prison sentence for Nottingham man

Hazardous fly-tip leads to suspended prison sentence for Nottingham man

A Nottingham man who admitted fly-tipping five large piles of dangerous waste including asbestos has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence. Nathan Cossey dumped the items near Colwick Park, off Daleside Road East, over a period of two weeks and Nottingham taxpayers were left with a bill in excess of £5,300 to have the […]

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Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Parents urged to return unsafe toy dolls sold in Nottingham

Nottingham City Trading Standards have sounded a warning about unsafe toys that have been on sale ahead of Christmas. The dolls, described as ‘Sweet Fashion Doll’ and ‘Girl Beautiful Doll’ have been found to contain high levels of phthalates (cor). This chemical is added to toughen plastic but it can harm the health of children, […]

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Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

A warning has gone out to consumers in Nottingham to make sure they don’t fall victim to a festive scam. Christmas is a great break for families but is also a traditional time for fraudsters to try to take advantage of the season of goodwill. Nottingham City Council’s trading standards team has pulled together the […]

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Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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