Monthly Archives: June 2018

‘No Rogue Traders Here’ Scheme

No Rogue Traders Here is a privately run approved trader scheme in partnership with; Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton and now Warwickshire Trading Standards.

The scheme is a managed network of businesses, rather than a list. Each one has been through a very detailed vetting process, including intelligence checks from each participating Trading Standards Service.

  1. Warwickshire residents can simply register either online at by freephone 0800 233 5000 and use the scheme free of charge. They just need to register their basic details, confirm the type of trader and the work they require.
  2. The customer will then receive a profile of up to 3 scheme members, depending on the size of the job, who meet their requirements.
  3. The consumer contacts the traders to get quotes and then makes a decision.
  4. A written quote/contract is drawn up by the chosen trader and a start date agreed.
  5. NRTH monitor the contract, to make sure the quotes are clear, complete, fair and accurate.
  6. When the work is completed, NRTH then contact the consumer to check that they are happy with the result. The administration of the scheme is carried out by NRTH, including the registration of traders and consumers.

The number of Warwickshire residents registering with NRTH has been good so far and has reached 1037 since January 2017, but incidents of residents being ripped off or experiencing difficulties is still too high and awareness across the whole county needs to be raised.

Registered Traders

There are approximately 46 businesses willing to work within Warwickshire, seven Warwickshire businesses have now registered with NRTH, since January 2017.

NRTH and Trading Standards try to be very thorough with their selection process and are very careful with choosing whom they allow onto the scheme.

National Carers Week 11-18 June

Monday 11 June will mark the first day of Carers Week 2018, bringing an opportunity for everyone to raise awareness of the different services on offer in Warwickshire to help make carers’ lives a little bit easier. Carers Week is about building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones whilst recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own.

A carer is anyone who regularly provides unpaid help to someone who could not cope without them. Unfortunately, many people do not realise that they are carers, while many who do realise are unaware that there is support available for them.

Warwickshire County Council, in partnership with Warwickshire Carer Wellbeing Service, will promote Carers Week locally, with themed news and activities taking place throughout the week. View schedule of local events

Please make a pledge of how you can support carers in your local community or how you as a carer will look after your health and wellbeing