Council Signs Trading Standards Agreement With Cornwall

The Town Hall

Trading Standards will finally be delivered in Scilly after a contract with Cornwall Council to deliver the service has been signed.

Cornwall’s Business and Consumer Support Officer, Liz Rickard, confirmed last week that the agreement was now in place.

Our Council had been expected to begin the service in January this year but blamed reorganisations in Cornwall for the delay.

Local Authorities have a legal obligation to provide Trading Standards, which include making sure that fuel, alcohol or foodstuffs are correctly weighed and measured, labels on goods are accurate and that under age children are not sold goods illegally.

The Council have had informal arrangements with Cornwall for officers to get advice on legislation for some time, and people have directed to the Technical Services department with any queries, but the new contract will provide a full service to islands’ businesses and consumers.

However, it’s unclear at present when and how the service will be launched. We asked the Council last Tuesday and again yesterday to provide details but they failed to get back to us.


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