Helping Keep The Gillingham Community Local
Wed June 19, 2019
- Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour - The skies above Eastbourne were lit up for about an hour.
- 'Iraqi and Iranian migrants' found in English Channel - A group of men, women and children were intercepted by Border Force near the Kent coast.
- 'Money mules': Rising numbers are in middle age - Increasing numbers of people aged between 41 and 60 are being recruited by criminals to launder money.
- Parish council tax bills rise 'to save services from cuts' - BBC analysis found 45 parishes more than doubled their levy on the Band D council tax for 2019-20.
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 Gillingham 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.