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11 July 2024 - Press Release - Public Protection Partnership are awarded Accredited Partner Status by England Illegal Money Lending Team

The Public Protection Partnership’s (PPP) Fraud and Scams team’s efforts to raise awareness of Loan Sharks, their impact on local communities and create safer spaces for residents across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham to live and work, has been recognised by England’s Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) through awarding the Partnership with Accredited Partner Status.

09 July 2024 - Press Release - Have Your Say on the Draft Nuisance Policy

Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire Councils want your say on our new Draft Nuisance Policy.

08 July 2024 - Press Release - Trading Standards Operation in West Berkshire Area

Officers from the Shared Trading Standards Service working with colleagues from Thames Valley Police have been out and about across West Berkshire in June as part of an operation to identify and deal with any businesses that deliberately overcharge for unsatisfactory goods and services in the area.

20 June 2024 - Press Release - Unlicensed Dog Breeder Convicted of Fraud

Darrel Evans of Wellingtonia Avenue, Wokingham, was sentenced on 20th June 2024 at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts relating to fraud, unfair trading and licensing.

20 June 2024 - Article - Licensing and the Euros

Licensees may need to consider submitting a Temporary Event Notice to 1am if their existing hours don’t extend to 11pm.

15 June 2024 - Press Release - As weather warms up, public urged to respect the water

Today marks the start of Drowning Prevention Week (15-22 June) which is one of the largest summer water safety campaigns across the UK and Ireland.

10th June 2024 Article - How Licensing Impacts on Day to Day Lives

It's National Licensing Week and it’s a great opportunity to show how licensing affects our everyday lives.

22 May 2024 - Press Release - Company Sentenced for Unfair Trading

On 16th May 2024 ESE Group Limited (formerly known as ESE Services Limited) and two of its former sales representatives were sentenced at Reading Crown Court having entered guilty pleas at previous hearings to a range of matters relating to solar systems maintenance.

14 May 2024 - Press Release – Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Food Law Breaches

On 10 May 2024, at Reading Magistrates’ Court, Mr Wai Tak Wu, trading as Szechuan Inn at 7 High Street, Thatcham, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two offences at an earlier hearing on the 22nd March 2024, for selling and placing on the market food that was unsafe for people that are allergic to peanuts contrary to Regulation 19 (1) of The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and to section 14 (1) of the Food Safety Act 1990.

13 May 2024 - Press Release – Builders Sentenced for Unfair Trading

On 03 May 2024, at Reading Crown Court, Thomas Wilson aged 41, from Main Street, Alne in York and Dale Fastnedge aged 33 from Lindsay Close, Stanwell in Surrey were sentenced for unfair trading contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
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