|**Rogue Traders are currently operating in the Melton and Rutland areas**
Traders are cold calling residents offering driveway work. This work is often substandard, not required and the price inflated. Consumers are also unable to claim on any warranty if they have not been given the correct paperwork and business information.
Our advice is always not to buy at the door and never to pay in cash. Always check the credentials of any company you agree to carry out work for you and obtain at least 3 quotes to allow you to make the most informed decision.
Remember if you’re not sure, don’t open the door. To report, or for free advice and guidance, please contact 0808 223 1133.
Rutland County Council is to join Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils in taking a lead in sharing best practice on the Government’s new trace and test service.
The councils say they are now awaiting further details from the Government about the service – and the role which they will play.
Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health for Rutland County Council, commented: “We are pleased to be part of one of the 11 ‘beacon’ sites chosen to pilot the development of local outbreak management plans as part of the Government’s test and trace strategy.
“Although the detail is yet to be described, we think it is positive the Government has recognised the council is well placed to know it’s local population and to manage COVID-19 locally through, for example, identifying ‘hotspots’, testing, contact tracing and communicating with the public”.
NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.
Parkfield Road, Oakham (19/05/20) – Yoghurt thrown over residents car in an act of vandalism. No lasting damage caused to vehicle; a silver Mercedes. Enquiries in hand with local beat team.
Westfield Avenue, Oakham (20/05/20) – Local officers stop search a male and find cannabis in his possession. Due to his age he will be offered education and diversionary options.
Rutland North Beat:
Station Road, Whissendine (10/05/20 – 13/05/20) – Between stated times, unknown person have broken into rear garden outbuilding of address and stolen gardening equipment; lawnmower, tools, strimmer etc as well as bicycles. No images of stolen property or other identifying details.
Melton Road, Langham (16/05/20) – Male driver stopped by police and found to be in possession of cannabis and driving whilst unfit due to said drug. He was arrested and taken to custody where he was interviewed and dealt with.
Bloody Oak’s Service Station, A1 (19/05/20) – Driver of a silver Ford Fiesta fills vehicle with £49.24 worth of petrol and makes off without attempting to pay.
Rutland South Beat:
Ketton Road, Empingham (19/05/20) – A ’59 plate Audi parked at the side of the road has had a rear window smashed and two iPhone’s and a wallet stolen from the car.
Winston Close, Ketton (22/05/20) – A Grey coloured ’66 plate Mercedes A180 has been keyed at the location between the hours of 7.55am and 8.45am.
Nothing of note.
We are appealing for information after a Dolan racing bike was stolen in a burglary sometime between Friday 15 May and Tuesday 19 May in the Aston Lane area of Burbage, Leicestershire.
The bike is black with yellow stickers.
If you were in the area and saw anything suspicious we would like to hear from you.
Have you seen the bicycle?
Do you know where it might be?
Do you know who was responsible?
If you can help, direct message us here on Facebook or phone PC1246 Pereira on 101 quoting crime reference 20*253209.