Beware rogue tradesmen

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness of the seasonal increase in doorstep selling.

Northumberland Trading Standards, Northumberland Carers and the Safer Northumberland Partnership are backing the Office of Fair Trading campaign which aims to make sure residents are not pressured into allowing work from doorstep sellers to start immediately.

Doorstep tradesmen who fail to comply with giving residents a seven-day cooling off period for work are committing an offence

For details of tradesmen contact 0845 600 6400, or go to