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£2,424 of nitrous oxide taken off the streets of Cardiff

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Capsules of nitrous oxide have been taken off the streets of Cardiff after a successful forfeiture order

A few simple steps can help older people to protect themselves from online crime and scams

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With more older people using computers, tablets and smartphones as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it's crucial that older people take a few simple steps so they can stay safe online.

Advice and information for Hackney Carriage and private hire drivers in relation to Coronavirus

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We have received calls asking whether Hackney Carriage and private hire drivers can refuse to carry certain passengers through fear of infection.

Advice for pet owners in light of the coronavirus pandemic

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There is currently no evidence to suggest that pets can be carriers, but we would advise you to maintain good hygiene practices

Advice on the Equine Identification (Wales) Regulations 2019

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Our advice on the new regulations and responsibilities of horse owners across Wales

Air Monitoring

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Air Monitoring

Air Monitoring - Annual Statistics

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Air Monitoring Annual Statistics

Air Quality and Pollution

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Manage air quality, regulate industrial emissions and investigate air pollution complaints in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Air Quality Monitoring

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Annual Air Pollution Map

Allergy Awareness

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allergen, training, trading, standards, legal

Animal Disease

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Monitoring animals for signs of disease, and following good farming practices are essential ways of reducing the risk and preventing the spread of disease.

Animal Feed Hygiene

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Shared Regulatory Services work in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to enforce animal feed hygiene legislation at agricultural and stockholding premises

Animal Health and Welfare

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Shared Regulatory Services, working in partnership with the Welsh Government (WG) and the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), is responsible for the enforcement of animal health and welfare legislation at agricultural and stockholding premises in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Animal Movements and Records

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The movement of certain species of farm animals requires licenses to accompany their movement.

Animal Welfare

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Any person responsible or in charge of an animal whether or not on a permanent or temporary basis has a duty under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to ensure the needs of the animal are met.

Approved Premises

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Advice and guidance for food premises requesting approval, Inspection and enforcement within approved premises and the Granting of approvals of food business (full and conditional).

Business Advice

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All businesses, irrespective of size, are subject to a vast array of legislation designed to protect the consumer.

Businesses and consumers set to benefit from scheme which promotes fair trading

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SRS has become the latest regulator to join the Buy with Confidence scheme

Cardiff business fined for selling Halloween contact lenses

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Health and beauty business sold contact lenses which should have only been supplied by a registered optometrist.

Cardiff businesses failed to prevent smoking in smoke-free places

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Officers found businesses permitting the smoking of charcoal lit shisha pipes and cigarettes in either fully, or substantially, enclosed areas.

Cavity Insulation Scam

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Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) and Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) have recently been made aware of a new scam by a company called JPO Legal Solutions.

Cockroach infestation found at City Road café and takeaway

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A married couple have been ordered to pay over £2,000 at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on July 9th after a cockroach infestation was found at their café - Mr Tikka - on City Road last year.

Cold calling trader fined for failing to give cancellation rights to consumer

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Home improvement trader from Pontypool prosecuted for failing to provide a consumer with cancellation rights

Common Law Nuisance and Statutory Nuisance

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Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) has powers to deal with some types of nuisance. SRS may be able to help where a member of the public suffers nuisance caused by smell, smoke, noise or dust.

Communicable Disease and Food Poisoning

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Communicable Disease

Company behind the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Cardiff fined £66,000 at Cardiff Magistrates Court

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The case related to two separate incidents involving staff members injuring themselves after dancing on a bar

Considerations for opening outdoor spaces in Pubs, Bars, Cafes, Restaurants

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As lockdown restrictions start to be lifted and premises begin to re-open, we have collated guidance from Welsh Government and regulators to support businesses during this period.

Construction Site Advice

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Construction Site Advice

Consumer Advice

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When you buy goods or services the law gives you consumer rights. These protect you from being treated unfairly by a trader.

Contaminated Land

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Under the legislation the council is required to inspect the land in the county borough to identify sites which, due to their historical use, may have given rise to land contamination which could cause harm to human health or the environment.

Cooling Towers

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Poor maintenance of wet cooling systems may give rise to the conditions in which outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease can occur.

Coronavirus: Animal Health

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We are frequently updating our website with advice to animal owners and farmers to help during the cornavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Food Safety

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Food Safety advice for businesses in relation to coronavirus

Coronavirus: Health & Safety

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Health & Safety advice on Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Housing

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Information and advice in relation to coronavirus for residents that live in rented accommodation, landlord advice, mortgage and debt and empty homes

Coronavirus: Livestock (Animal Health)

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The amended The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations implemented from Tuesday 7th April specifically permit the operation of livestock markets

Coronavirus: Pollution Control (Noise & Air)

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Advice and Guidance on Noise Complaints during Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Scams

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Advice and guidance on avoiding scams relating to coronavirus

Coronavirus: What you need to know

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The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, situation is changing every day. A daily update is available from Public Health England and Public Health Wales

Courier scams may be on the increase during COVID pandemic

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Residents are being urged to look out for a well known scam known as a 'courier scam'.

Daniel Cassar jailed for conning people out of deposits for gardening work that he never intended to do

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Fraudster peddled his gardening business through Facebook and took money from victims with no intention to do the work

Dog and Animal Wardens

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Work to ensure the public are safe from stray and dangerous dogs, stray livestock and animals. Also provide information and education on responsible ownership

Don't get trapped by rat scam

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Don't get trapped by rat scam

Doorstep Crime

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Shared Regulatory Services is committed to protecting consumers from detriment and tackling rogue trading practices. In order to achieve this we work with partner agencies across Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Empty Homes

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Management of empty properties in Bridgend, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures for Virus Contamination

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The infection risk from COVID-19 following contamination of the environment decreases over time. Take a look at the advice we can offer on controlling the risk of coronavirus

Environmental Health

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Environmental Health

Environmental Permits issued by Vale of Glamorgan

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Environmental Permits issued by Vale of Glamorgan

Environmental Permitting

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Environmental Permitting

Environmental Permitting Regime

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To make sure we protect the environment and air quality, some activities, such as paint production or dry cleaning require a permit.

Event Catering

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If you are a caterer looking to trade in Bridgend, The Vale of Glamorgan or Cardiff from a market stall, mobile food unit or use Council's catering facilities, you must comply with food hygiene legislation.

Fair Trading

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Shared Regulatory Services ensures that residents of Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan get a 'fair deal' by enforcing a wide range of legislation relating to pricing, and the description of goods, services and property.

Fairer letting fees law for tenants comes into force

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New Welsh Government law which aims to make things simpler and fairer for tenants came into force on September 1st.

First SRS horse microchipping and passport clinic scheduled for August

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In looking to promote compliance with the new Equine ID Regulations, SRS are organising microchipping and passport clinics for members of the public.

Food and Hygiene Complaints

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Advice and guidance for members of the public about food and hygiene complaints.

Food and Safety News

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Food and Safety News

Food company and its directors receive hefty fines for breaching food hygiene laws

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Business owners failed to comply with two hygiene improvement notices

Food Hygiene & Standards

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Any premises which stores, prepares, produces, cooks or sells food in Bridgend, Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan must comply with the current food safety legislation

Food Hygiene Advice Visits

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Advice for food businesses in relation to compliance with food hygiene law and achieving the best Food Hygiene Rating

Food hygiene inspection results in prosecution

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Filth, grime, mouse droppings and disrepair found at the Golden Cow Chinese takeaway in Splott

Food Inspections

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Authorised Officers have a right to enter and inspect a food business at all reasonable hours without making an appointment and usually come without advance notice.

Food Safety and Hygiene

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If you run, or plan to run a food business it is essential you have a good knowledge of food hygiene and food safety.

Food Safety and Hygiene

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Food, safety, hygiene, training, law

Food Safety Management

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Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a system that helps food business operators look at how they handle food and introduces procedures to make sure the food produced is safe to eat.

Food Sampling

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Sampling of prepacked and non prepacked foods for microbiological and chemical contamination

Food Standards

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Food Standards legislation relates to the composition, labelling and description applied to food.

Former owner of city restaurant ordered to pay over £1000 for food hygiene offences

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Former owner of a well-known restaurant on Wellfield Road in Cardiff has been fined over £1000 for a string of food hygiene offences.

Fraudster jailed for 'disgraceful behaviour in targeting elderly and vulnerable people'

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Tom Connors, 51, from 7 Shirenewton, was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud and unfair trading at Newport Crown Court on June 21st

German cockroach infestation found at Cardiff takeaway

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A cockroach was found next to an open bag of flour, dirt and grime on the floor, walls and equipment, as well as open waste bags dumped in food preparation areas.

HACCP

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food, safety, hazard, critical, control, hygiene

Have you heard of the rat scam or the courier scam?

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SRS is supporting this year's Scams Awareness campaign by highlighting the many scams reported to us by residents over the past few months.

Health & Safety within the Workplace

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health, safety, training, compliance, law, legal

Health and Safety

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Protect employees and those who may be exposed to risk, including the public, promote health and safety awareness and enhance safety in the workplace

Health and Safety Inspections and Advice

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Responsibilities for enforcing Health and Safety legislation is shared between a central government body called the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities.

Healthy Options Award

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The Healthy Options Award has been developed to reward caterers throughout Wales who make it easier for their customers to make healthy choices when eating out.

HMO Licensing

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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO ) Licensing

HMO Licensing in Bridgend

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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing in Bridgend - The law requires that certain types of rented property are licensed in order to meet standards that ensure a house is safe for the occupants

HMO Licensing in Cardiff

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The Housing Act 2004 aims to improve housing standards for tenants renting accommodation in the private rented sector.

HMO Licensing in The Vale Of Glamorgan

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HMO Licensing in The Vale Of Glamorgan - The law requires that certain types of rented property are licensed in order to meet standards that ensure a house is safe for the occupants

Holiday Caravan & Camping Sites

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caravan, rules, law, holiday, homes

Horses

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Information regarding Equine Identification Documents (Horse Passports) and fly grazing

Hotels permitted to open in Wales but restrictions remain in place

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On the 10th July 2020 new regulations in relation to the Coronavirus restrictions came into force in Wales. The new regulations now permit hotels to reopen to guests however, some restrictions still remain in place.

Housing

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Housing

Housing Service Request Form

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Housing Service Request Form

Illicit tobacco seller has over £7000 in cash seized from his Cardiff shop

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Cardiff shop owner prosecuted after Trading Standards Officers found a large stash of tobacco, and cash, at his shop.

Improvement Notices Served

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The following notices have been served under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020

Infection Control

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Infection Control training course

Intellectual Property (IP) crime / counterfeiting

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Intellectual Property (IP) crime / counterfeiting

Jewellery removed from sale after businesses fail to meet hallmarking requirements

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Shared Regulatory Services and the Assay Office have combined forces to check 300 items of jewellery for compliance with hallmarking laws

Kenfig Hill plumbing business is now approved by trading standards

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A plumbing business from Bridgend has become the latest member of a scheme which gives the stamp of approval from Trading Standards

Landlords

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If you rent out your property for domestic purposes you have various responsibilities.

Light Pollution

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Light pollution is any artificial light that is allowed to illuminate areas not intended to be lit. Light pollution can have a detrimental effect upon the local community and environment.

Meet Our Primary Authority Partners

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Meet Our primary Authority Partners

More than 20 food items found for sale beyond expiry dates at Bridgend shop

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A shop owner from Bridgend has been found guilty of selling food beyond their 'use by' dates, potentially causing harm to customers in the process.

Mouse infestation found in Cardiff bakery flour store room

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Dirty walls, mould and wide spread infestation of mice found at Allen's Bakery in Roath

Multi-Use Community Centres

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The requirement that multi-use community centres should remain closed unless providing an essential voluntary service or a public service has been removed

Noise and Air Pollution

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Wide range of pollution service requests from commercial and domestic premises. Maintain various pollution monitoring programmes across Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Noise nuisance: A guide on how to take your own action

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In cases where noise nuisance cannot be substantiated, you are able to take your own action under Section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

Noise Pollution

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Investigate complaints of noise coming from domestic or commercial premises, under The Environmental Protection Act 1990, The Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993, The Noise Act 1996, The Licensing Act 2003.

Odour and Dust Nuisance

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The Neighbourhood Services Team investigate complaints regarding odour and dust.

Owners of crowing cockerels and a noisy dog both fined for failing to deal with noise disturbance issues

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The owner of several cockerels who crowed daily from 4am has been fined after failing to stop the birds from disturbing residents living nearby.

Penarth man prosecuted for incorrectly storing fireworks

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Significant fine for business man for failing to properly store fireworks following a successful trading standards investigation

Penarth man prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods, unsafe cosmetics and hallmarking offences

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Shared Regulatory Services began investigating Sean Payter after receiving a complaint from the Assay Office

Pest Control

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Pest Control is dealt with by your local authority, they provide treatment for a variety of pests both indoors and outdoors

Petroleum and Explosives

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All petrol filling stations and businesses which dispense petroleum in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have to be licensed by each local authority.

Pollution Service Request Form

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Pollution Service Request Form

Port Health

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SRS acts as the Port Health Authority for Cardiff Airport, Barry Port, the Port of Cardiff and its district, including waters around the island of Flat Holm, Cardiff Bay, Penarth Marina and shipping using Penarth Pier.

Primary Authority

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Partnership between SRS and businesses which is recognised by the Secretary of State. Provide advice and support for Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing regulation

Product Safety

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Product Safety

Public Consultation on Environmental Permit applications

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Public Consultation on Environmental Permit applications

Rats

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FInd out information relating to Rats in domestic buildings

Register a Food Business

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Registration of businesses carrying out food operations, this includes the storage, selling, preparation, cooking and distributing of food.

Rent Smart Wales

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Rent Smart Wales

Reports of door to door rogues offering 'Coronavirus test kits' in Cardiff

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Reports of residents in North Cardiff being door knocked and offered home Coronavirus testing.

Rogue trader faces more than 3 years in prison for defrauding elderly residents in Bridgend and Cardiff

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A Bridgend individual callously targeted four older residents, convincing them that they needed roofing and other work completed at their properties.

Rogue trader sent to prison

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An independent surveyor examined the work and concluded that a consumer had been "overcharged by at least £16,000."

Scams

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A scam is an attempt by a person or organisation to mislead you into giving them money by telling you something which is not true.

Shisha businesses in Cardiff are being warned about unannounced inspections

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Shisha lounges or bars in Cardiff are being warned that they have to comply with smoke-free law or they face being prosecuted through the courts.

Shoddy roofing work results in Bridgend business reimbursing customer

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The owner of a roofing business in Bridgend has been fined and made to refund a customer he left out of pocket and with a leaking roof,

Single Use Carrier Bags Charge

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From 1 October 2011 the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) Regulations came into force making Wales the first UK Country to charge for single use carrier bags.

Smoke Free Premises and Vehicles

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Smoking is illegal within public places and workplaces if these are wholly or substantially enclosed.

SRS forms Primary Authority partnership with national vocational training provider

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Shared Regulatory Services has recently agreed a formal partnership with a well-known Cardiff based training company.

SRS joins CIEH in highlighting the importance of environmental health

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The campaign looks to promote the work of EHPs across a range of vital policy areas

Student Housing

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Housing advice for students moving from halls to a house or living in private rented accommodation

Sunday Trading Laws

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Retailers in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan who wish to trade on a Sunday will need to comply with the Sunday Trading Act 1994.

Suspended jail term for rogue trader

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A roofer who misled customers and took thousands of pounds without completing or carrying out work has pleaded guilty to committing fraud

Suspended sentence for Bridgend rogue trader

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Rogue trader who took £6,000 from an elderly Bridgend resident found guilty

Takeaway owner ordered to pay over £7,000 for food hygiene offences

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Rat droppings, mouse droppings and accumulations of food debris and fat were found at Sicilian Pizza on Cowbridge Road East

Tattoo artists and body piercers invited to Welsh Government webinar

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The webinar will provide practical advice and support on what practitioners need to do to restart operations during the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the guidance.

Tattooing and Piercing

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Health and safety advice and guidance for tattoo and piercing including licensing and by-law compliance.

Tenants

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Shared Regulatory Service (SRS) can help you if you are a tenant living in a private rented property and are experiencing difficulties.

The Management of Mothballed / Low Occupancy Buildings during the COVID-19 Emergency Period

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The Management of Mothballed / Low Occupancy Buildings during the COVID-19 Emergency Period

Trading Standards

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Promote, maintain and ensure a fair and equitable trading environment whilst protecting the interests of consumers and local businesses

Trading Standards warning to businesses selling illicit tobacco after shop owner is fined

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Cardiff shop owner prosecuted after Trading Standards Officers found him to be selling fake cigarettes.

Training Courses

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Training courses offered by Shared Regulatory Services in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Training Courses

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Training Courses

Underage Sales and Age Restricted Goods

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A wide range of consumer products are age restricted to ensure that they are only sold to consumers who are old enough to purchase them on health and safety grounds.

Use of External Speakers in Business Premises

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Shared Regulatroy Services (SRS) has powers to regulate the use of external speakers in business premises shall cease at 9pm.

Vydex Corporation benefits from SRS's advice and training packages

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Sports nutrition company tell us more about why they chose Primary Authority to support their business

Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU)

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The Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU) targets illegal money lenders, more commonly known as loan sharks.

Warning to consumers about online puppy scams

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Consumers are being advised to proceed with caution when considering purchasing a puppy or a dog advertised on various websites

Water Quality

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Water quality information and guidance for mains and private supplys.

We all have a role to play in protecting older people from abuse

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Action group is urging the public to report any concerns they may have if they fear an older person may be at risk of or is experiencing abuse.

Weights and Measures

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Shared Regulatory Services is responsible for metrology, traditionally known as weights and measures, and is responsible for enforcing the Weights and Measures Act 1985.

Workplace injuries, incidents and accidents

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All employers and other 'responsible persons' have a duty to report certain accidents, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences which occur in the workplace.

You're not alone. We're here for you and we can help and support you.

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Organisations have joined forces to ensure that older people can get the support they need to keep them safe and protected during this difficult time.
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