Category Archives: Trading Standards

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

‘Irresponsible’ farmer risked spreading bovine TB

Cllr Chris DowlingA FARMER from Sussex will have to pay out more than £20,000 after risking the spread of a notifiable disease by illegally moving cattle.

David Butler admitted four counts of unlicensed movement of cattle between holdings along the East-West Sussex border after animals in his herd were identified as being at risk of carrying bovine tuberculosis. Continue reading