I have received a message from a local resident who was concerned about the amount of vans being driven around the area looking for scrap metal, and whether these would be authorised dealers as scrap metal was seen to be taken from gardens.
I took this up with the police and their response is set out below:
“I am already looking at this issue and spoke with this resident a few weeks ago and sent a PCSO to make follow up enquiries with the neighbour concerned.
I have linked in with Council licensing and reported two scrap collectors to them in the past two months. The Council have taken some action.
I am looking at arranging a day of action in the Ward around this problem and will update you once a plan has come together.”