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Edison Ford sponsors local school's orienteering event 2015

26/05/2015
Edison Ford are proud to sponsor North Road Primary School’s Family Orienteering Challenge 2015. We would like to invite all local families, friends of the school and the residents of South Gloucestershire to join in the fun! Edison Ford are pleased to be working alongside the rural and vibrant community school of North Road, in attracting families from the local community to jo . . .

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The 4 steps you need to take when you choose your carpet or upholstery cleaner.

25/05/2015
The first and most important step is to try to find a company that a friend or relative has recommended to you. This type of referral is great because you have a direct link to the company, it’s standard of workmanship and it’s ethics. It might be best to choose a company that is a member of the NCCA, (National Carpet Cleaners Association). This organisation has been sett . . .

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Be Aware of Charity Email Scams

07/05/2015
when dealing with unexpected emails, whatever the reason for that mail is. Get Safe Online, an organisation that provides advice on how to protect yourself and your computer from online fraud, has issued a warning following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Natural disasters such as this present heartless criminals with an ideal opportunity to release a wave of scam emails appealing . . .

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Investment Scams

23/04/2015
Investment scams are not uncommon, but South Gloucestershire Trading Standards would like to remind residents to remain suspicious when presented with an investment opportunity that looks too good to be true. Concerns about investment scams have featured heavily in the media recently following the changes to pensions introduced this month. Citizens Advice have identified a number of ways scamme . . .

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Have you heard about Turnberries?

21/04/2015
As a Community Centre we offer a good service and value to everyone. Turnberrie's has now been open for 7 years and we still hear comments that people do not know where we are? Do you know where we are? Have you heard of us before? We have lots of rooms and facilities which cater for all types of people, clubs and events. But, we would really like to hear from you, the people our Community! . . .

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Olveston and District Bowling look to the future

21/04/2015
With the help from fundraising, a new pavilion is on the cards for Olveston and District Bowling Club. On the 22nd of July 1933, Olveston Bowling Club officially opened for the first time after Harry Salmon gave permission for the club to be built on his land and on his death in 1945, the land was donated to the club where many a game has been played over the past 81 years. The club became O . . .

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Cemetery plots investment scam

18/04/2015
Investment scams are not uncommon, but South Gloucestershire Trading Standards would like to remind residents to remain suspicious when presented with an investment opportunity that looks too good to be true. Action Fraud have recently received complaints from people who have been contacted out of the blue with offers of investment opportunities in cemetery plots. The callers often use aggressi . . .

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New Telephone Scam

18/04/2015
South Gloucestershire Trading Standards would like to remind residents to be vigilant when dealing with unexpected telephone calls, after receiving reports of a new scam. The calls are coming from a mobile number and a 0161 number may also be associated with the scam. The callers tells the resident that they are calling from their local council and proceeds to ask questions about home ownership . . .

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Rogue traders ‘springing’ up all over the place

18/04/2015
South Gloucestershire Trading Standards would like to remind residents to be cautious when answering the door to an unexpected visitor, following a sharp rise in the number of rogue trader complaints being received in the South West region. As spring approaches, the weather improves and the nights draw out many rogue traders take advantage of this and start targeting residents. Trading Stand . . .

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Trading standards News on telephone scams

18/04/2015
New Telephone Scam   South Gloucestershire Trading Standards would like to remind residents to be vigilant when dealing with unexpected telephone calls, after receiving reports of a new scam. The calls are coming from a mobile number and a 0161 number may also be associated with the scam. The callers tells the resident that they are calling from their local council and proceeds to as . . .

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