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National Consumer Week event

Published: 03/11/2014

Flintshire Trading Standards, alongside partner agencies, is holding an event to support the theme of this year’s National Consumer Week - ‘Be a good neighbour report a rogue trader’. Each year the Trading Standards Institute promotes a particular issue and this year’s theme has an emphasis on reporting suspicions and concerns to the authorities and working together to promote a safer community. Often when issues go unreported, problems can escalate, by reporting suspicions, local people provide much needed information, which can be used to create solutions. This campaign is an opportunity to create a better and safer community together. The Trading Standards team is working in partnership with the Flintshire Community Safety Partnership which includes Neighbourhood Watch, North Wales Police and North Wales Fire Brigade and as the issue is close to the heart of many organisations, the team and the Doorstep Crime Reduction Group have decided to hold an event for the community to promote the campaign and provide lots of other information which might be useful to Flintshire residents. The event will be held on 6 November from 10am-4pm at Connah’s Quay Civic Hall, and people from across Flintshire are welcome to discuss their concerns with many different organisations including Trading Standards, Flintshire and Wrexham Neighbourhood Watch, North Wales Police, Victim Support and Flintshire Care and Repair. Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure said: “Events like this are important, for raising awareness and engaging with the community, if the community and enforcement agencies work together it can make Flintshire a safer and better place to live for all.”