We have had reports from the police about doorstep criminals offering gardening work in the Herne Bay area.

What happens:

  • Two men are cold calling people, driving a white transit van.
  • They offer to do gardening work.
  • They ask for a deposit, in cash.
  • The men take the deposit but do not return to carry out any work.

What to do:

  • Do not respond to cold callers.
  • Report to Kent Police on 101.
  • If you ask them to leave and they don’t, contact the police on 999.
  • If you need work carrying out get three quotes.
  • Find a trader who is Trading Standards Checked or is a member of Checkatrade who is Trading Standards Approved.

Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.