Roofing Scam – Neighbourly Advice

I was visited this morning by two unsavoury looking characters with a white van and brown uniforms calling themselves KC Roofing.
I was not at my most alert this morning as I had driven a long way home yesterday and was tired so I failed to take names or the van reg. no. However, having had a hour-and-a-half to think about it I think they were scammers.
The slim guy, both were in their forties to fifties, white British, knocked on my door, said his company were  working down the road and said I had loose roof tiles which I know to be true but could be easily observed from the roadway.
He said he had spoken to my wife before which my wife tells me is untrue. He insisted on giving me a quote and would call back.
Next I knew there was a knock on the door, slim guy was back and said, “go into my garden and his mate will show me the roof problem”. To my amazement big guy was on my roof at the rear and showing me that I had a loose ridge tile. I then went to the front where he showed other damage.
Thin guy then said £240 and we’ll start now. I said I’ll think about it I have your contact details”. He then cut the price to £180. I said no, I’ll think about it. They then left in a white Ford Transit van with KC roofing on the side.

I believe it to be a scam. I googled them and could not find them nor are they VAT registered.
I am also worried they are using the roof idea to find ways in. I have heard of intruders accessing properties via the roof.
I hope they won’t bother my wife and I again but they may con their way in to other people in Stanmore.

 

Their card which has nothing unique on it has a landline for Slough/Windsor – 01 753 652277 and a mobile 074 3790 3477.
My wife rang the land-line and it was answered by a cockney sounding woman. She answered “Hello”. No reference to a business name.

Car Theft Warning

Police Message

Beware criminals are putting paper on the back window of your vehicle,  you get in the car start up & than see the paper, the natural thing to do is to jump out & remove it.
This is where the criminal jumps into you car, off he/she goes or if you have left your valuables  in the car, they are gone while your out of the car.

If you see any paper on your rear screen, LEAVE IT, DRIVE OFF & REMOVE LATER.

This crime has & is being used in your area, inform all.

 

 

Brown Bin and Food Waste collections scheme

Details of the new arrangements for waste disposal can be found on the web: :http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200084/rubbish_and_recycling/1580/changes_to_food_and_garden_waste_collections
In brief they are geared to penalise  anyone who has no composting/recycling system for disposing of garden refuse.

The intentions of the Council are:
Food and garden waste recycling
Food recycling
The following changes will be taking place:
You will receive new food waste bins, for your kitchen and outdoors, in September.

 

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