Reminder: Scams etc

We receive regular reports from Norfolk Trading Standards highlighting recent Scams, Consumer Alerts and News. Here is a summary from the latest published list:

Information Alert – Citizens Advice Consumer Service Christmas and New Year Opening Hours & Consumer Alert Emails

Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep Cold Caller offering ‘property maintenance’

Scam Alert – Fake HMRC texts and emails

Scam Alert – Beware of Covid-19 Vaccination Scams

Information Alert – Scamnesty 2020 Week Two – Clairvoyant Scams

Food Alert – Lidl GB is recalling one Lot Code of their ‘Red Hen Breaded Chicken Nuggets and two Lot Codes of their ‘Red Hen Southern Fried Chicken Pops’ due to the potential presence of Salmonella

There are also scam emails in circulation claiming to be from DPD about delayed delivery of a parcel and asking for payment details to re-arrange delivery – easy to get caught out when we are all buying a lot more online!

A link to the above information can be found on the Norfolk Trading Standards website where you can also sign-up to receive the alerts by email:

Dog Fouling: Residents have alerted us to an increase in dog fouling around the Village – particularly around the Kingswood Close area. We published information about this and contact details for the City Council on our website back in February which you can read here:

Speeding vehicles continue to be an issue for residents, especially on Greenways and Church Lane. We included a reminder that Eaton Village is a 20mph Zone in our Autumn Newsletter but too many drivers are still ignoring this. This is particularly important when pedestrians need to “give each other space” and sometimes have to step into the road to maintain social distancing.

We have been liaising with our Councillors to press for completion of the outstanding works by Transport for Norwich in the area. These include a raised table on Church Lane near Waitrose to assist pedestrians crossing and 20mph Roundels on road surfaces as reminders. Councillors have also pressed for repositioning of the 20mph sign on the Eaton Street slip road to be moved closer to the top of the hill as many drivers are travelling at excess speeds as they approach the traffic lights. We await a response from County Hall.

Chris Stebbing – EVRA Chair