Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Council warns Taddiport residents against bogus loft insulators

13:43 10 January 2013

The ‘Real Green Deal’ appear to have targeted the Torrington area falsely claiming to be working for the council.

TORRIDGE District Council has issued a warning after reports of bogus ‘door knockers’ claiming to work on its behalf.

Callers from the ‘Real Green Deal’ have been knocking on doors in Taddiport claiming to so an assessment of people’s cavity/loft insulation.

They reportedly claimed to occupants the council would increase their council tax if the house was not energy efficient and that they were working on behalf of the local authority.

Torridge District Council would like to say categorically that this is not the case.

A spokesman for the council said: “No one has been asked to inspect local residents’ cavity or loft insulation on behalf of the council, and it is not true to say that the rate of council tax payable is calculated using energy efficiency measures.”

The council are urging anyone who opens their door to find a caller claiming to be from the ‘Real Green Deal’ or any other insulation or energy efficiency company to insist on seeing bona fide credentials.

Anyone in the Torridge area in doubt can call the council’s housing team on 01237 428848.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Visit South Molton Vintage Rally this weekend (June 4 and 5)

See more than 300 vintage vehicles and machinery at Combsland Cross this weekend.

Read more
08:00
This is a rare opportunity to visit Plaz Metaxu near Witheridge.

The unusual garden at Coombe House will be open to the public next Sunday for a one-off charity event.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:46
Saunton Beach will be packed with wartime vehicles on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day

Don’t miss Devon D-Day on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00
What's on in North Devon this week?

This year’s annual Braunton Village Fair will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Jacqui and Ben, the two winners.

Former runner up is crowned chef of the year in North Devon competition at Petroc.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Fire fighters will be walking around various fire stations in North Devon for Children's Hospice South West.

The group of fire fighters will be walking from Okehampton fire station to Lynton fire station over 24 hours, in full kit and breathing apparatus.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is bidding for a £1.6million extension. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of the public asked to give their opinions on plans for a £1.8million extension of the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

Read more
Friday, May 27, 2016
Staff at Caen Medical Centre in Braunton celebrate receiving a rating for outstanding

Inspectors full of praise for local GP surgery and how it works with the community

Read more
Friday, May 27, 2016
The new riverside walkway has opened at Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of walking group take a stroll with dignitaries as footpath opens

Read more
Friday, May 27, 2016
Mike Aitken passed away aged 81.

Bideford Bridge Rotary Club members form guard of honour at funeral of staunch supporter Mike Aitken.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications