Have confidence in your tradesmen with free directory

SHOPPERS in Battle can pick up a copy of a directory listing approved traders at a series of supermarket events over the coming weeks.

Officers from East Sussex Trading Standards will be out and about in various supermarkets in the Battle and St Leonards area over the next few weeks promoting its Buy and Support With Confidence directory.

Buy With Confidence allows people to engage the services of trusted traders, while Support With Confidence offers those who need care and support details of approved providers.

Shoppers will be able to obtain a free copy of the directory, which lists members of the schemes who have been vetted and meet a range of criteria.

People will also be able to pick up a free ‘Super Sticker’ to display at their front door warning doorstep traders to stay away.

The team will be in Jempson’s/Budgens in Battle today (Friday May 9) 10am-2pm, Tesco Extra in St Leonards on May 30, 3-6pm, and in Asda, St Leonards, on June 13, 3-6pm.

Cllr Rupert Simmons, East Sussex County Council lead member for economy, said: “Visiting supermarkets is an ideal way for our Trading Standards officers to meet the people they serve face-to-face, in an informal setting.

“These events will also allow people to make sure they have a copy of the sticker, which sends a clear message to cold callers, and directory, which allows people to be confident they are engaging the services of traders and care providers they can trust.”

A free copy of the directory and Super Stickers can also be obtained from the Citizens’ Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506 or emailing buywithconfidence@eastsussex.gov.uk

More information on Buy and Support With Confidence are available at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/buywithconfidence and www.eastsussex.gov.uk/supportwithconfidence