Issued By
North Yorkshire County Council



EVERY week North Yorkshire County Council's trading standards service deals with hundreds of cases to ensure that people in the county are getting a fair deal from the products they buy and the services they receive.

And to show people how varied the work can be there will be a one-day exhibition at the Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate on Friday, July 19.

This will be everyone's opportunity to learn more about the work of Trading Standards and how it can help you. The exhibition will include examples of unsafe and counterfeit goods acquired over the years from previous investigations.

Officers from the service will staff the display and be on hand to answer questions on consumer law issues.   

Councillor John Dennis, the county council's executive member for business and community services which is responsible for trading standards, said: "As the largest county in England by geographical area, we are always exploring ways in which we can increase accessibility to our service.

"By holding exhibitions on the work that we do locally, we are taking Trading Standards to the heart of the community. It is important that consumers are aware of their rights and businesses are fully aware of their legal obligations.

"Above all consumers and traders need to know who to turn to for advice when things go wrong."


Executive member: Councillor John Dennis (Con) 01609-883349

Group spokespeople: Councillor Mrs Caroline Seymour (Lib-Dem) 01642-710382; Councillor John Ritchie (Lab) 01723-366673

Len Swift at County Hall, ext 2913