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Good Neighbours - winner of NCW video competition

Jo Swinson, Karen Cripps, Sally Brown

As part of National Consumer Week 2014 we organised a video competition on the theme  Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders. 

We are delighted to announce the winner to be amateur film maker Kevin Turner, from Reading.  View his winning video Good Neighbours and read the full press release.

National Consumer Week 2014 launched on 3 November with a national event in London, and will carry on through the week with local events organised by trading standards across the country.

 The Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders campaign focuses on preventing doorstep crime by encouraging neighbours, family, friends and carers to look out for those most at risk in their communities.

TSI's chief executive Leon Livermore said: "Trading standards officers and police forces do an excellent job stamping out doorstep crime.

"However, we need citizens to help prevent doorstep crime from taking place in the first instance in order to prevent far reaching detriment from taking hold of an individual's life, and to prove to rogue traders that Britain's communities are out of bounds for their unscrupulous activities.

"Having witnessed firsthand as a trading standards officer the misery a rogue trader can inflict on a person, I am proud of the efforts of local authorities and the local Citizens Advice bureaux to drive this valuable campaign."

This year TSI ran a video competition, sponsored by the Institue of Professional Willwriters, to help publicise the important Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders message.  We received some fantastic entries - the winner will be announced later today (3 November). 

The campaign is a partnership led by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI), Citizens Advice and the National Trading Standards Board.

Join the conversation next week on social media under #stoproguetraders or follow@ tsi_uk and @citizensadvice

For more information and to find useful resources please visit the National Consumer Week pages on our website. 

Read our National Consumer Week 2014 press release.