We have been made aware of the following by PCSO Sue from our local Neighbourhood Policing Team:
A couple of individuals are working in the area at the moment offering gardening services.
Their usual method is to cold call & offer to cut hedges etc. They will give a quote, then once the work is done, will say that it was a bigger job than initially expected, & demand further payment.
They will usually target more elderly residents whose gardens may look overgrown & untidy, thus preying on the vulnerable.
Please be vigilant, & look out for elderly /vulnerable members of the community.
If you are looking for gardening services or property maintenance, please do not succumb to these unscrupulous people- no matter how professional and friendly they may appear. Always go to a reputable firm, or someone who has been personally recommended.
If you are concerned about people behaving suspiciously or rogue traders in your area please call 101 and report it to your local neighbourhood team.