Have your say on supplier problems

Store manager Sophie Thomas and 'The News Local Hero' Ben Brown, 34, from Cowplain along with the 60 strong team at the new store ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180321-1299)

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A ROADSHOW will give residents the chance to air their grievances about energy and telecommunications suppliers.

The Ombudsman Services roadshow will coming to Cascades Shopping Centre in Portsmouth today – and will run until Saturday, August 5.

Ombudsman Services’ Consumer Action Monitor reveals that more than 200,000 complaints were made in Portsmouth last year, but a larger number – almost 290,000 – were not acted upon.

Chief ombudsman Lewis Shand Smith said: ‘It’s important that residents in Portsmouth know their consumer rights and don’t put up with bad service.

‘If you feel like a company is not listening to your complaint or you’re not sure about how to go about raising an issue, come down and speak to us.’