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Severe cuts are ‘putting the public in danger’

PEOPLE in Worcester could be put at risk if further cuts are made to the service which is responsible for Trading Standards.

That was the warning made by a group of councillors from across the county who have been looking into the way Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) operates.

Coun Rod Laight, chairman of the group, urged members of Worcester City Council at a scrutiny meeting last Wednesday (July 16) to safeguard the service, which provides a range of functions such as food safety, air quality and pest control.

It was set up in 2010 as a way of sharing costs, but as councils ...