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Nuisance and Bogus Callers

Glasgow City Council’s Trading Standards Service is involved in various initiatives aimed at tackling doorstep crime, scam mail and unwanted telephone calls in all their various forms.

 

Trading Standards work with the various partner agencies involved in providing assistance to the most vulnerable citizens such as Police Scotland, HMRC, Social Work, High Street Banks and charity organisations.

 

Every year hundreds of Glasgow consumers are conned into handing over thousands of pounds to rogue traders who have either cold called them on the doorstep or by telephone. These traders are known to carry out work which is unnecessary, badly done and overpriced.

 

Their victims, particularly those most vulnerable to such scams, have been repeatedly targeted and in many cases have lost tens of thousands of pounds.

 

To help combat the problem, Trading Standards provides advice and guidance to various charity groups to raise awareness of these scams and offers assistance where needed.

 

Information and awareness days have been held in various Glasgow shopping centres in order to highlight the issues to the general public and encourage reporting of suspicious activity in their community.

 

Trading Standards, in partnership with Police Scotland, continue to carry out a successful initiative of routine patrols within areas most affected by Bogus Callers to deter and limit their activity within the Glasgow area.

 

Residents who think they may have been the victim of a scam should contact the council’s Trading Standards team who can provide appropriate advice and also supply deterrents such as ‘No Cold Calling’ stickers for windows and doors.

 

It can  also supply Call Blocking units to prevent nuisance telephone calls and can help individuals register with the Call Preference and Mail Preference Services to stop them receiving endless junk mail.

 

 

How to get in touch – ts.enquiries@glasgow.gov.uk or 0141-287-1061

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Future Community Council Meetings

The proposed dates for PCC meetings are as follows:-
6th March
3rd April
May – No Meeting
5th June
July – Summer Recess
August – Summer Recess
4th September
2nd October (AGM)
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Give your litter a lift. Take it home

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2017 – Pollokshields Community Clean-ups

Hope everyone had a great 2016 and looking forward to 2017. Huge thanks to each and everyone of you for your support throughout 2016 and hope you will continue to support over the next 12 months to keep Pollokshields tidy.

You have made a huge difference, flytipping has decreased by 35% and this wouldn’t have been possible without your hard work.  so again huge thank you to each and everyone of you.

Please find the dates below for 2017 Clean-ups

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Safe Winter Driving

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As predicted, this week we have seen heavy snow and ice which has affected the road network across Scotland, with more extreme weather predicted for the rest of the winter season.

It is therefore important to ensure that we are able to cope with whatever conditions come our way.

Below are a few tips on how to prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter.

Get a winter car check
If you are not confident in doing it yourself, have a competent person check your vehicle is ready for winter.

Pack a survival kit
Make up a winter emergency kit to keep in the boot – chances are you won’t need it but you’ll be glad it’s there if you do.

Reduce your speed
Slow down and stay in control. Many winter collisions happen because drivers are going too fast for road conditions.

Give extra space
It takes longer to stop on slippery roads – make sure there’s extra space between you and other vehicles.

See and be seen
Use your vehicle’s full lighting system in poor visibility and whiteout conditions. If conditions become dangerous, pull over safely and wait for the weather to improve.

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Freelance Artist Educators

Tramway is looking to expand our pool of Freelance Artist Educators and invite notes of interest from dynamic and inspiring cross-disciplinary practitioners who have an interest in Visual Art, Design and Craft. They are looking for individuals who can be flexible in workshop settings with a range of skills and experience working with groups of varying ages and backgrounds. PVG registered desirable.

If you are interested, please contact Lesley.hepburn@glasgowlife.org.uk

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