21 June 2012
Kent Trading Standards has been made
aware of a trader carrying out road marking and lining for
businesses and possibly non-commercial premises such as village
The trader may claim or imply that they are working on behalf of
Kent Highway Services (part of Kent County Council), which is not
the case. Work may be offered at a discounted price from that
“usually” charged, and that materials are left over from a previous
job somewhere nearby.
We would like to hear from any business or other
organisation that may have been approached in similar circumstances
in the last few weeks, with any information they may have regarding
the business or persons involved, and any vehicles they have used.
Any information received may help to assist in preventing possible
fraudulent claims and misleading marketing of such work in future.
Contact our offices on 01233 898825 (East Kent) or 01732 525291
If you are approached or contacted by anyone offering work of
this nature, always ask for full identity and check with Kent
Highway Services directly on 08458 247800 before agreeing to any
work being done. Also, seek a quotation in writing on
business-headed paperwork. If work like this is required, it will
probably not be too urgent to prevent proper checks being made in