Council allays fears over ‘fake labourers’ operating in South Ayrshire village after concerns raised

South Ayrshire Council acted quickly to allay fears that fake laborers were operating in a small Ayrshire village.

Residents of Dailly were told to be on their guard yesterday – after reports of workers ‘acting suspiciously’ in the area.

And the Dailly community council issued the warning after being alerted by a worried resident.

In a statement, the group said: “A concerned resident has brought to our attention that two men wearing hi-vis jackets walked into a garden and appeared to be measuring the dimensions of a house, without obtaining permission.”

Dailly Community Council said it had contacted South Ayrshire Council to try to confirm whether the men were working on their behalf, but were told the local authorities had not ‘commissioned’ any company to undertake construction work. inquiry at Wood Street.

However, the local authority has since issued a statement saying government approved workers were in Wood Street and carrying out surveys of some properties.



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A spokesperson said: “Survey work is underway in South Ayrshire under the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland: Area Based Scheme.

“We can confirm that contractors were in Wood Street, Dailly, recently inspecting properties, with a view to making homes more energy efficient.”

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