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Bogus workmen

We have had a report from a school within Rushcliffe that they have been approached by three men, who claimed that they worked for the Council and had some excess concrete that they could use to fill in pot holes on the school drive. An initial price was quoted, but the price then escalated quite substantially. When the school refused to have the work done the men became verbally aggressive.

Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Service advise that the County Council do not contract for work in this way. Schools are advised that if they receive a similar approach, they should not enter into negotiations for work to be carried out and should ask for the traders to leave the school grounds. If you experience any similar incidents then please report it to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06, or alternatively if the traders become aggressive and do not leave the school property when asked to do so, ring 999 immediately to request Police attendance.