King’s Lynn store bosses warned over dumped trolleys

Shopping Trolley in the Bawsey Drain , behind the Retail Park, North Lynn ENGANL00120131030162831
Shopping Trolley in the Bawsey Drain , behind the Retail Park, North Lynn ENGANL00120131030162831
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Enforcement officers will be brought back into Lynn if the problem of abandoned trolleys is not brought back under control by supermarket bosses, a senior councillor has said.

The warning was delivered at a West Norfolk Council meeting on Thursday amid complaints about the number of trolleys being dumped in some areas.

Springwood ward member John Loveless said: “Only this afternoon I counted 16 trolleys in Bawsey Drain. My wife counted 21 a few weeks back.”

South and West Lynn representative Charles Joyce asked whether a contractors brought in to tackle the problem in the 2013 would return.

Under that scheme, stores were charged a £100 levy for each trolley recovered.

Deputy leader Brian Long said the trial was halted so that store managers could draw up their own solution to the problem, amid their complaints the programme was too strict.

He went on: “Some are now returning. That’s not good enough for King’s Lynn.

“We want a town free of trolleys because they tend to lead to other flytipping and when left in drains they can lead to flooding.

“We’ll go back to supermarkets and tell them that unless they can deliver the trolley man will be back.”