Mon December 17, 2018
- Severn bridges: Final day of at least 800 years of tolls - The first written reference of a toll to cross the Severn Estuary was in a 12th Century document.
- Severn tolls: Prince of Wales Bridge booths demolished - Demolition teams move in on the toll booths at the Prince of Wales Bridge ahead of the charge being removed.
- Beaufort Hunt banned from council land for New Year's Day Hunt - The Beaufort Hunt has traditionally met on Tetbury Town Council land for its New Year's Day hunt.
- Steiff teddy bears X-rayed at vets sell for £10,400 - The 'exceptional occurrence' of a pair of Steiff bears meant they exceeded their estimated value.
Avoid The Local Cowboys
Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013
HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.
Many people in our Stroud community think they could spot a cowboy builder. But the fact is that they can fool the smartest employer. Cowboy builders can be enthusiastic about the work, always return your calls, visit quickly and tell you readily how much the job will cost and when they can start.