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Rural mental health support – Trading Standards receive special training and farmers support seminar on offer

A team of officers from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are receiving mental health ‘first aid’ training to improve the support they can offer rural businesses and farmers.  The … Continue reading

Woman fined after breaching animal ban

A North Devon woman who was caught tending livestock despite being banned has been ordered to pay £1,380 in compensation, fines and costs. Bridget Barrell, 64, of Chittlehampton, admitted three … Continue reading

Carpet fitter admits fraud

A mobile carpet fitter from Somerset has admitted two charges of fraud and has been given 12-month community order and told to pay £1,585 in compensation and costs. Tom Brazil, … Continue reading

Consumers urged to be aware of fake texts offering Covid-19 vaccine

Trading Standards is warning the public to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal bank … Continue reading

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in backyard poultry at a premises near Exmouth, East Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the … Continue reading

Drainage company admits ‘unfair trading’ and pays back £20k to victims

A drainage company has been fined £3,685 after pleading guilty to unfair trading and has paid back over £20,000 to victims across Devon, Somerset, Torbay, Dorset and Wiltshire following a … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Yeovil Town Football Club

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Yeovil Town Football Club to allow their home fixtures to … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Exeter Chiefs Rugby Union Club

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter Chiefs to allow their home fixtures to take place … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Exeter City Football Club

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter City to allow its home fixtures to take place … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Wincanton Racecourse

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Wincanton Racecourse to allow its meetings to take place with … Continue reading


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