Warning about doorstep traders

DISPATCH district residents are warned not to buy from doorstep traders — after 201 complaints received by Notts County Council’s trading standards team in the last 12 months.

In a push to protect the vulnerable, the council is joining forces with the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Summer Doorstep Selling campaign, empowering residents to deal with untoward doorstop sellers.

An Ashfield resident who used a bogus company which inadequately laid her driveway said: “I was bullied into making payments shortly after they started the work.”