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We're planning essential maintenance on Sunday 24 June 2018 from 8am to noon. It may cause disruption to the website. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Weights and measures verification

Trading Standards is responsible for inspecting and approving weighing and measuring equipment used for trade.


We are required to test and stamp equipment listed in the Weights and Measures Act 1985 and in certain EC Rules. This includes:

  • Measures of length for use when selling material
  • weighing machines for use in shops
  • optics, thimbles and glasses for use in pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • petrol pumps at filling stations.

If you would like to make an appointment please telephone us on 01629 536166 and ask to speak to the Duty Officer.