Labour Loughton and Shenley Councillor Zoe Nolan is calling upon local supermarkets to ‘up their game’ and sort out the growing problem of dumped trolleys.
Cllr Nolan has become concerned that an increased number of trolleys from the Sainsbury’s supermarket on Shenley Church End, in her ward, are being dumped rather than returned to the supermarket.
She came across three dumped trolleys while out walking her Golden Retriever puppy.
Cllr Nolan said: “I am increasingly worried by the number of dumped supermarket trolleys in the Loughton and Shenley area, where I live and where I am the Councillor. Most people leave their trolley back in the trolley park after use, but some are not returning their trolleys after doing their shopping.”
Cllr Nolan believes the supermarkets need to do more to tackle the problem of dumped trolleys.
Cllr Nolan added: “I want to see the supermarkets, like Sainsbury’s in Shenley Church End, taking action to ensure trolleys are tracked and any removed from the supermarket area being quickly identified and picked up. We have a number of places where residents suffer repeat problems with dumped trollies.”
Cllr Nolan concluded: “Supermarkets need to up their game. They need to keep track of their trolleys and take action to stop them being dumped. Where they are removed from the supermarket area the company has a responsibility to locate and collect dumped trolleys quickly. They must stop passing this responsibility on to the local community. That is not fair.”