Cold Callers alert

Published: 25 August 2022

Residents of South Oxfordshire and Vale are being warned to be cautious of cold callers offering to do roofing work. They may even approach you while you are in your front garden or on the street near your home.

Many legitimate traders will be booked up, so the advice is to be wary of traders who can arrive to start the work the same or following day and push for a quick agreement to use them. Always make sure you receive a final total cost in writing before agreeing to any work starting.

Oxfordshire residents can check the Local Authority’s Buy with Confidence scheme for local traders who have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

If anyone believes that they have been the victim of such a rogue trader and wants advice, you can contact the Citizens Advice National Consumer Service on 0800 144 8848 or via its website at