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Consumer Advice

A guide to consumer advice information

Consumer Advice / Trading Standards Information

Bridgend Trading standards aims to ensure that fair-trading is carried out in Bridgend County Borough so that consumers can purchase goods and services with confidence in the knowledge that they are safe, correctly priced and accurately described


Validate Proof of age scheme

The Validate Proof of Age Scheme is a countrywide scheme run by a company in Devon.
Bridgend County Borough Council's, Public Protection Dept, Trading Standards Service, adopted the scheme in 1999 to try and prevent the sale of age-restricted products to minors. The aim was to have an impact on health issues as well as on anti-social behavior and crime and disorder by providing the trade with the tools to prevent an illegal sale of Alcohol, solvents, cigarettes, fireworks, knives, videos / CD's etc.


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Are you in the picture?

If you have recently been involved in a community project check out our photo gallery to see if you have been snapped.


Your car may be at risk if you don't hide your keys

There has been a recent spate of dwelling burglaries in the borough where burglars are breaking into houses, taking the car keys and stealing the car and other posessions.

Home Fire Safety Checks

South Wales Fire and Rescue Services carries out approximately 6000 Home Fire Safety Checks and fit approximately 12000 smoke alarms in homes throughout the area each year.