Toy supplier fined over dangerous goods

20 April 2021
A Thurrock-based company and its director have been forced to pay out more than £4,100 after they failed to follow advice to ensure imported toys met proper safety standards and did not pose a danger to children.
JL Supplies Ltd was fined £600 and ordered to pay £937 costs and £60 victim surcharge. Company director, Jonathon Laidlaw was fined £1,400 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs and a £140 victim surcharge after pleading guilty at Southend Magistrates Court, on 14 April 2021, to importing and supplying unsafe toys that could have hurt children.

Thurrock Trading Standards saves UK economy over £30million

22 June 2020
An estimated £30.7million has been saved by Thurrock Council's Trading Standards Port Team between April 2019 and April 2020 by detecting unsafe and non-compliant products coming through ports in the borough.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "Our Trading Standards Port Team has saved the UK economy an enormous amount of money – the equivalent of approximately 1,483 new 2020 Ford Focus Zetec cars.