Category Archives: Trading Standards

Detection dogs pound the streets in fight against illegal tobacco

TRADING Standards Officers and their sniffer dogs will take to the streets of East Sussex this week to ask for the public’s help in tackling the sellers of illegal tobacco.

Illegal tobacco is known to make it easier for children to start smoking, as it is sold at cheap prices and there is evidence that its sale is linked to organised crime groups. Continue reading

Trading standards officer made MBE for scams fight

AN AWARD winning trading standards officer has received royal recognition for her passionate and determined efforts in protecting residents from financial fraud.

Louise Baxter, who heads up the National Trading Standards Scams Team, hosted by East Sussex County Council on behalf of National Trading Standards, is to be made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. Continue reading