Trading Standards and Environmental Health provide invaluable service to South Ayrshire

 28 May 2020  |  


Trading Standards and Environmental Health provide invaluable service to South Ayrshire

Trading Standards and Environmental Health provide invaluable service to South Ayrshire

Our Trading Standards and Environmental Health team have been at the forefront of helping to protect, and keep our residents and business owners safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Pavement marking to assist with social distancing while shopping for essentials,  raising awareness of new scams and fraud, and dealing with noise complaints are just some of the things the team have done to make things safer, and a little easier, for all of us.

Their input has been invaluable at a time of uncertainty for many local companies, with the team providing support and advice to over 870 businesses since restrictions began on 23 March.

Local businesses have welcomed this support, with one business owner saying: "The information provided by Trading Standards and Environmental Health has provided a road map to help us guide our way out of this closure, and re-open our business when it is safe to do so. Somewhere to turn for professional advice during such an unsettling time has been amazing."

In response to residents' concerns, the team have also produced a door sticker to deter unwanted callers and mailers. The free sticker can be requested via our COVID-19 helpline on 01292 616101, or a printable version can be found on our website.

Councillor Phillip Saxton, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Wellbeing said: "I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone in the Trading Standards and Environmental Health team who have really gone the extra mile to help protect our residents and business owners during the COVID-19 outbreak.

"While this is an unsettling time for everyone, the team have quickly adapted their service delivery to meet new demands. Their ongoing hard work and commitment to providing reassurance, support and advice to those who need it most has really made a difference."

 Anyone looking for advice or assistance can contact the team on 0300 123 0900.

For the latest updates on our services visit https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/coronavirus