[ 25 Mar 2013 | One Comment ]
Reeder haul

A rogue internet trader who sold fake versions of gadgets from top brands has been stopped by Portsmouth City Council investigators.
After complaints from customers about dodgy products, they raided his premises and found thousands of counterfeit Apple, Sony, Nintendo, Sennheiser and Monster items.
Michael Reeder, 35, of Carbis Close, Port Solent, Portsmouth, was convicted last week (19 March) after a complex 18-month operation by the council’s trading standards team.
Reeder denied 13 offences under the Trade Marks Act but was found guilty of all of them, and is to be sentenced at Portsmouth …

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[ 26 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]
Trading Standards – 3 Year Alcohol Report

3 Year Alcohol Report – Trading Standards
Purpose of this Document: To demonstrate how the engagement and education of retailers has had a positive impact on compliance with the 2003 Licensing Act, while maintaining high customer satisfaction and enforcement success.
Summary of Figures

Test Purchase failure Rate reduced for 28% in 2008 to 6% in 2011.
Use local Licensing Policy Consultation period to ensure the expectations of the relevant authorities are properly represented.
Assess all applicants’ training materials for front line staff and add licence conditions relating to training delivery expectations, signposting or delivering training …

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[ 22 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]
Mr smith

DISHONEST Michael Smith used a blue badge which belonged to his late stepdad to dodge parking charges.
And when he was caught out, Smith claimed the badge’s dead owner was alive and had just popped to the shops.
Smith used the blue badge up to five times a week for more than 18 months to avoid paying to park in Portsmouth following Desmond Quinn’s death.
But he was caught out after a parking services investigator became suspicious.
When questioned by police and a council investigator at his tattoo business at The Arches in The …

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[ 7 Nov 2011 | One Comment ]
Money from illegal cigarettes is confiscated by Portsmouth City Council

Published on Monday 7 November 2011 09:30
THOUSANDS of pounds made from selling illegal cigarettes have been confiscated by Portsmouth City Council.
Shopkeeper Omaid Ramazan Abdul Rahman, who traded at Fratton Food Store, in Fratton Road, was ordered to pay back £3,297.
Trading standards officers seized more than 24,000 cigarettes that were incorrectly labelled, with some specifically manufactured to avoid tax.
In July he received a two-month prison sentence suspended for a year and was ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work.
Now the council has won a case against him …

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[ 12 Sep 2011 | One Comment ]
Safer Shopping Area to launch in October

Safe Shopping Area to Launch
It has been found that people with learning disabilities are often faced with challenges when shopping. At Portsmouth City Council trading standards service we believe consumer rights should be rights for everyone to enjoy and with this in mind we are launching a Safe Shopping Area in the City Centre in October of this year.
The purpose of this is not to penalise traders but to let those with learning disabilities know that they will be treated fairly and can be confident when visiting stores in …

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[ 5 Aug 2011 | No Comment ]
Licence ban for shop that sold alcohol to kids

Published on Friday 5 August 2011 13:09
A SHOP caught repeatedly selling alcohol to children in undercover stings has had its licence revoked.
Licence holder Rakesh Basra sold a bottle of 14.5 per cent Sidekick and 10 Mayfair cigarettes to a person under 18 at Stop N Go in a trading standards operation.
At the time the shop’s licence had already been suspended for three months over poor record-keeping and alcohol being sold to a child previously.
The store’s licence could have been reinstated after the initial three-month suspension – if no more …

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[ 26 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]
Trading Standards Request Licence Be Revoked

A review of Shop N Go alcohol licence is due to take place tomorrow 27/7/11. Trading Standards have requested that the licence is revoked. Full details are availabe here

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[ 18 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]
The illicit cigerette trade

Adam Macklin: Trading Standards Officer – Portsmouth
Adam Macklin has worked for Portsmouth Trading Standards for 12 months. He works with local retailers to enforce the law around underage and proxy sales of tobacco and all other age restricted products, other than alcohol, educating traders as to their responsibilities under The Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and other relevant peices of legislation. The illegal tobacco campaign running in Portsmouth complements the activity he undertakes:
Adam says; “The illegal tobacco campaign ties in very closely with the educational and enforcement work …

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[ 12 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]
Illicit tobacco seized in Portsmouth by trading standards officers

A Portsmouth shopkeeper has been sentenced in relation to seven offences under the Consumer Protection Act relating to the supply of illegal tobacco with a further eight offences taken into consideration. 
Omaid Ramazan Abdul Rahman, who traded at Fratton Food Store, 43b Fratton Road, Portsmouth admitted the offence at Portsmouth Crown Court.
He was sentenced to two months imprisonment suspended for one year and ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.
Acting on information received from the Police, Portsmouth City Council s trading standards officers visited the store on 21 October 2010 …

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[ 31 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
Trading standards events

Come along a see your local trading standards team in the next month!

Tuesday 5 April Commercial Road 10:30-2pm
Friday 15 April Palmerston Road 10:30-2pm
Monday 18 April Derby Road 10:30-2pm

We’ll see you there!

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[ 31 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
Trading standards events

Come along a see your local trading standards team in the next month!
Tuesday 5 April Commercial Road 10:30-2pm
Friday 15 April Palmerston Road 10:30-2pm
Monday 18 April Derby Road 10:30-2pm
Tuesday 10 May Commercial Road 10:30-2pm
Friday 20 May Cosham High Street 10:30-2pm