Tidy up your trolleys

THERE have been more calls for a supermarket to take increased responsibility for its trolleys. In response to an article in last week s The Comet, in which one Baldock resident complained of Tesco trolleys being abandoned near a children s playground, se

THERE have been more calls for a supermarket to take increased responsibility for its trolleys.

In response to an article in last week's The Comet, in which one Baldock resident complained of Tesco trolleys being abandoned near a children's playground, several people have called in about similar incidents.

Lawrie Browne, the publicity officer of St Mary's Church, Baldock, said one trolley had been used as a battering ram.

He said: "A few weeks ago a Tesco trolley was smashed into a phone box in Norton Road and was embedded into it. There is a danger of there being a serious accident soon."


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Another Baldock resident, Caroline Holmes, of Coachmans Lane, said trolleys had been pushed into an empty children's swimming pool.

Despite these complaints, other residents have said Tesco is not entirely to blame.

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Leonard Lucas, of Holroyd Crescent, who once spotted 53 trolleys on his way to the store, said: "I am tired of the sight of them to be honest and have written in to complain, but it's up to people not to abandon them."

Since the original story went to press, people have complained of trolleys left in eight Baldock roads including Hopewell Road and Rye Gardens.

Baldock Extra store manager Mark Keirle refused to comment.

The problem is not restricted to Baldock with similar stories reported in Stevenage and Letchworth GC.

* If you spot any abandoned trolleys in your town, get in touch with The Comet on 01438 866200.

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