Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Retro Disco

Tickets for the Retro Disco are on sale from the school office, and from FOBLES Committee members, priced at £5.00 per person and include a free drink on arrival. The disco will be held in the Community Centre on Saturday 22 October, beginning at 7.30 and ending at 11.30pm. Please note: a cash bar will be provided so you will not be permitted to bring your own drinks.
They are hoping to create some special decorations for the event and would really welcome any donations of old CDs or records (7" or 12") that you no longer need. If you can help, please send the CDs/records to the school office for the attention of the FOBLES. Thanks.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Consumer Alerts

It appears there have been several reports of doorstep callers in the South Ribble area.  A business offering cavity wall insulation and is targeting areas with a high density of older residents.  The salesman refuses to leave company details when asked.
Again a fish seller is targeting the elderly, charging excessively for their produce.
Please do not sign up to any offers or do business with doorstep callers.  Take time to think about what work you need, obtain more than one quote, and choose traders recommended by friends and family or from LCC's Safe Trader list if you do want any work carrying out.  The Safetrader scheme can help you find a trader in your area, contact 0303 333 1111 or go to www.safetrader.org.uk
Again a fish seller is targeting the elderly, charging excessively for their produce.

Lancashire residents are reporting receiving telesales calls selling mobility aids. The calls seem to be targeting vulnerable and older consumers. Worryingly the callers are arranging appointments for sales reps to visit when the potentially vulnerable consumers are alone.  The telephone callers are very insistent and will try to establish when the consumer will be home alone and time the sales reps visit accordingly. Presumably this tactic is used to give the sales person the best chance of a sale.
One Lancashire resident in her 90's was targeted and told the caller that she did not want a visit but a salesman was sent anyway.
Please think carefully before you agree to a visit from a telesales calls, use local, known services instead.

Contact the Trading Standards Service via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06