CARMARTHENSHIRE’S public protection division is warning householders to beware of rogue traders and distraction burglars taking advantage of emergency repairs following the extreme weather.
The county council can answer queries from members of the public who need to have repairs carried out to their homes.
Head of public protection Philip Davies said: “We are able to offer advice to people who are unhappy about the quotes they have been given to carry out work following the snow and ice. We would advise them to use one of our Registered Traders.”
He warned of the danger of distraction burglars using freezing weather to access homes.
Executive board member for public protection Cllr Pam Palmer said: “We are keen to ensure that householders are not taken advantage of and the best way to organise repairs is by contacting one of our Registered Traders.”
Members of the Registered Traders’ Scheme agree to abide by the scheme’s code of practice and to trade fairly.
A list of current members can be found on www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk or by contacting 01267 234567.