Trol­leys to go

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

FOL­LOW­ING com­plaints from Oban Times read­ers, Tesco has agreed to act to re­move aban­doned su­per­mar­ket trol­leys that have been dumped.

A NUM­BER of shop­ping trol­leys that have been thrown into an Oban stream caus­ing a block­age and lit­ter­ing will soon be col­lected by a spe­cial­ist re­cov­ery team.

A re­port was made to The Oban Times of four trol­leys that had been lifted up over a fence and dumped into the same spot in the Black Lynn, burn and one was left tee­ter­ing on the edge of the bank.

Af­ter be­ing con­tacted, Tesco said it would send out a spe­cial­ist team to col­lect the aban­doned trol­leys.

An Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil spokesper­son said: ‘ Shop­pers should ob­vi­ously re­turn their trol­leys to the su­per­mar­ket to avoid any un­sightly and po­ten­tially haz­ardous sit­u­a­tions.

‘It is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the su­per­mar­ket to re­trieve its own shop­ping trol­leys which have been aban­doned.

‘ We have been in touch with the su­per­mar­ket and it will ar­range to have these trol­leys re­moved.’

A Tesco spokesper­son said: ‘Our col­leagues al­ways try to en­sure that our trol­leys stay at our stores for the ben­e­fit of our cus­tomers, but from time to time they do go miss­ing.

‘ We have sent out a spe­cial­ist re­cov­ery team to Oban to re­move these trol­leys and this will be com­plete over the com­ing days.’

How­ever, it’s not just the Black Lynn that seems to have an aban­doned trol­ley prob­lem – even sign­posts aren’t safe.

Tesco says it has or­gan­ised a spe­cial­ist re­cov­ery team to take away the su­per­mar­ket trol­leys dumped at and in the Black Lynn burn – and one that some­how found its way onto the top of a street sign in Oban.

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