The South Tyneside Safetraders scheme is now delivered in partnership with Business Approval Register.
For details of local businesses, please visit Business Approval Register.
If you are a reliable and established South Tyneside business, and you would like to apply to join the scheme, find out more at Business Approval Register: Businesses.
Vaccine scam warning
Councils are warning people to be vigilant, after trading standards teams received reports of criminals calling or texting individuals offering a COVID-19 vaccination at a cost and directing them to a fake NHS website. The vaccine is free, and any genuine NHS vaccination booking would never require payment or bank details. Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: "With the UK scaling up its COVID-19 vaccinations, ruthless and opportunistic scammers will be looking to take advantage of the rollout. Everyone must remain vigilant and tell family and friends what to look out for to help avoid them being scammed."