We are advising residents in the area that with the summer months now approaching, they may notice an increase of persons offering services such as landscape gardening, installation of block paving driveways and guttering/fascia services.
We would advise residents to ensure that they check the background credentials of anybody they are considering to employ in this type of work as we have had many previous reports of elderly and vulnerable people being taken advantage of to extreme levels in regards to monies charged/quoted for these services and sometimes with no work undertaken at all!
Please use resources such as checkatrade for conducting background checks and never feel pressured into making a decision by anybody offering their services. You are well within your rights to say NO and take your time to consider what is being offered. If somebody is offering services which you cannot verify as being a trusted and well reviewed contractor, please do not consider them for your job.
Please do contact the police team with any concerns that you have and we will be happy to give appropriate advice on this matter.