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Year: 2020

Trading Standards urges consumers to think before they buy online

Trading Standards is advising online consumers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. … Continue reading

Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across England, Scotland and Wales. Read the Government press release at GOV.UK – Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared. 

Avian influenza identified in wild birds in South West of England

Routine monitoring has detected avian influenza (bird flu) in a small number of wild birds in the South West of England. Read the press release at GOV.UK – Avian influenza … Continue reading

Somerset farmer fined for breaching Bovine TB rules

A Mendip cattle farmer has been ordered to pay over £10,000 in fines and costs after admitting breaking laws that help control the spread of Bovine TB when moving his … Continue reading

Bridgwater businessman sentenced for fraud

A Bridgwater businessman has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 200 hours community after pleading guilty to nine offences under … Continue reading

Consumers warned to be aware of Green Homes Grant scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are warning people to be wary of fraudsters attempting to exploit the new Government Green Homes Grant. The Green Homes Grant is a funding … Continue reading

Made in Devon can set your business apart

If you own a Devon business and want to build on your reputation for producing quality, locally made goods, the Made in Devon scheme can help showcase what you have … Continue reading

Free webinars on changes to food labelling laws on offer to businesses

Businesses selling or serving food in catering establishments are invited to attend one of three webinars to help them prepare for changes in food labelling legislation next year. The webinars … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards set to merge with Plymouth

Proposals to create a single Trading Standards service to cover Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth were approved by Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet this week. (Wednesday 9 September). If agreed … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued to Exeter Rugby Club

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter Rugby Club to allow its Premiership season to continue … Continue reading