volunteers sought in Burnham for trading standards checks
aged between 14 and 16 are being sought in the Burnham-On-Sea
area by Somerset County Council's Trading Standards team to help
enforce laws relating to the underage sale of age-restricted products
such as cigarettes, alcohol and fireworks.
purchases are the most effective way that the Trading Standards
team check traders are not illegally selling items.
And young people, working with Trading Standards Officers and
police officers, are invited to visit off-licences, pubs and supermarkets
to attempt to buy age-restricted goods.
Home Office guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety and
well-being of the volunteers at all times.
While volunteers are not paid, a meal and refreshments are also
provided throughout the day. The work helps towards awards such
as the Duke of Edinburgh, or badges for Scouts and Girl Guides.
If your son or daughter, or someone you know, would like to help
Trading Standards during the school holidays, weekends or evenings,
contact Sharon Cridlin on 01823 357264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.