There have been recent incidents in communities close to Barlaston that has prompted me to highlight matters of concern.
There are reports that bags of clothing left out to be collected by a specific charity are being taken and sold by oppotunists. The advice is that it is preferable to take a bag of unwanted clothing directly to a Charity Shop.
There are reports of ‘rogue’ traders operating close by. The advice is never to make an ‘on the spot’ decision regarding house repairs. Always check the credentials of the trader calling and take time over any decision made.
The number of ‘cold’ telephone calls seems to be rising. The advice is:- Do not engage cold callers in conversation