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Fraud Free Christmas

Residents urged to have a fraud-free Christmas

  • Avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas
  • Steer clear of dangerous toys online
  • Don’t be tempted to borrow money from unscrupulous loan sharks
CAP Awards-2

Reading’s Community Alcohol Partnership wins two national awards for tackling underage drinking

  • Readings Community Alcohol Partnership co-ordinator, Tessa Brunsden, received the CAP+ of the Year Award, and the Award for Innovation 
  • Reading's CAP was set up in January 2015 as a partnership between Reading Borough Council, local police, retailers, schools and neighbourhood groups and health providers

'Niko' finds his forever home

  • Dog tied up and left abandoned rescued by the Council’s animal warden
  • Forever home found with a new family
Vapes Test Purchase

Warning to shopkeepers after Reading Shops Sold Vapes to 15-Year-Old

  • Test purchase exercise by Trading Standards showed underage volunteers were sold vapes 
  • Shop owners provided free training to improve protection for young people
Reading Borough Council

Council Withdraws Nuisance Notice After Noise Improvements

  • A number of changes implemented by both GWR and Network Rail that have significantly improved the noise environment
  • The Council will continue to closely monitor the position

Reading Council continues work with the Health and Safety Executive to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

- 700 visits to Reading businesses carried out to ensure they are operating in Covid-secure way

- Also continuing a range of regulatory services including checks on the licenced trade including taxi and private hire

Reading Borough Council

South Oxfordshire Taxi Driver Fined for Illegally Plying for Hire in Reading

- South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver was found guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in December

- He was ordered to pay £732 in financial penalties and had six penalty points added to his driving licence

Warning not to  fall prey to loan sharks online landscape

New campaign launched to tackle online loan sharks

  • Statistics show one in five victims met their lender on social media in the first half of 2020.
  • Loan sharks are increasingly using social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, to advertise their illegal loans and target potential victims.
Reading Borough Council

Uber Taxi Driver to Pay Legal Costs of Almost £3K for Illegally Operating in Reading

  • Uber driver ordered to pay legal costs of £2,865 after picking up fares illegally in Reading
  • He was found guilty at Reading Magistrates' Court in November and sentenced to a 12-month conditional discharge