Wheely good so­lu­tion to trol­ley is­sue

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There will soon be far less shop­ping trol­leys lit­ter­ing the streets of Hornsby, with West­field and its re­tail­ers agree­ing in­stalling wheel-lock­ing mech­a­nisms at en­trances and ex­its sim­i­lar to those at West­field in Chatswood and Bondi.

The wheels will lock at ev­ery en­trance and exit of the cen­tre, in­clud­ing the mall­fac­ing en­trances.

“The il­le­gal re­moval and dump­ing of trol­leys has be­come a ma­jor con­cern and Coun­cil has been work­ing hard with West­field and the re­tail­ers to find the best so­lu­tion,” Hornsby Shire Mayor Steve Rus­sell said.

“West­field has al­ways been a re­spon­si­ble cor­po­rate cit­i­zen and this is an­other ex­am­ple of them lis­ten­ing to the com­mu­nity and co­op­er­at­ing with Coun­cil to achieve the best re­sults.”

West­field Re­gional Man­ager Ja­son Knott said sim­i­lar wheel-lock­ing sys­tems are be­ing tri­alled at other West­field cen­tres. “When Coun­cil came to us with this prob­lem we were only too happy to sit down with our re­tail part­ners and Coun­cil to find a so­lu­tion.

“We are very grate­ful to Coun­cil and our re­tail­ers, who own and man­age the trol­leys, for their re­spon­sive­ness and co­op­er­a­tive spirit. There were all kinds of sug­ges­tions be­ing thrown around but Coun­cil met us in the mid­dle to find a so­lu­tion.”

West­field will over­see the in­stal­la­tion of the trol­ley locks, which will be im­ple­mented by the re­tail­ers over com­ing months.

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