Category Archives: Trading Standards

Keep following the rules as complaints to Trading Standards continue to rise

Residents across the county are being urged to continue to follow the rules after East Sussex Trading Standards received nearly 1,000 complaints during the last year about individuals or businesses not following the regulations.

Since Covid-19 restrictions came into force in March 2020, members of the public have reported businesses such as gyms and hairdressers continuing to trade during tier restrictions and the national lockdowns.

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Trading Standards team’s efforts protect the county

MORE than 700 Covid-related calls have been made to the county’s trading standards team since March, the latest figures show.

On top of their usual work, and in a bid to keep people safe, the team from East Sussex have issued advice and guidance to a large number of businesses and residents as well as carrying out 158 visits to barbers and hairdressers, homeware stores and garden centres.

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Tip off leads to second illegal tobacco conviction

A HOVE man caught selling illegal tobacco from a market stall has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to pay more than £2000 in fines and costs.

Howard Bull of Goldstone Crescent, Hove, pleaded guilty to the possession for supply of illegal tobacco and to a further Trade Marks offence for being in possession of counterfeit tobacco, when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court on Tuesday October 20.

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