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18th December 2020 - Tesco fined £536,000 for accident involving a child getting an electric shock

Tesco fined £536,000 for accident involving a child getting an electric shock. Tesco Stores Limited were fined £536,000 this week by magistrates after a 10-year-old child got an electric shock at its Warfield store in July 2017.

18th December 2020 - Looking for a new puppy? Do your research

Looking for a New Puppy? We’re urging everyone who’s looking for a new dog to follow some simple guidelines when purchasing.

17th December 2020 - Scam Warning - COVID Vaccine Scams

Scam Warning - COVID Vaccine Scams. Please be aware of two COVID vaccine scams we have reports on from other areas of the country. These may well travel to our region so please be aware.

10th December 2020 - Eat, Drink and be Merry – a familiar festive phrase!

Eat, Drink and be Merry – a familiar festive phrase! Drink, however doesn’t always have to be alcoholic.

09 December 2020 - The PPP are Here to Support Businesses and Help them Navigate their way through Covid Guidelines and Regs

The PPP Here to Support Businesses. Two of our officers were out on Covid patrol visits last week in Newbury and then onto Wokingham. It was the end of a long, cold day visiting numerous shops, cafés, pubs and warehouses.

01 December 2020 - 12 Scams Of Christmas

Don't let the fraudsters steal your Christmas. Be scam aware this Christmas. The Public Protection Partnership’s Trading Standards service has 12 scams for you to watch out for this Christmas.

27th November 2020 - Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned Vehicles. Around the start of the holiday season we usually get an increase in reports of abandoned vehicles across the Bracknell District.

26th November 2020 - Full list of local restriction tiers by area announced

Full list of local restriction tiers by area announced. The link sets out the full list of local restriction tiers by area from Wednesday 2 December 2020. Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham have all been placed in Tier 2. The next review is due 16th December 2020.

26th November 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs Guidance. To help drivers and operators of taxis and private hire vehicles stay safe, prevent the spread of coronavirus, and ensure passengers are well informed the Department for Transport has produced sector-specific guidance for the taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) industry.

24th November 2020 - Doorstep Scam in Wokingham

Doorstep Scam in Wokingham. We've received reports today of a scam operating in the Wokingham area. 'Workmen' saying they're from council/highways agency approaching elderly residents at their home offering to sell them some gravel they had left over from a job. Gravel is then dumped on their drive and they're asked to pay an inflated rate (in the reported case £7000) for the gravel. With 'workmen' becoming increasing threatening when resident refuses to pay.
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