West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has today called on supermarkets Lidl and B&M Bargains to use anti-theft trolleys for their soon to open stores in the new Skelmersdale Town Centre.
MP Rosie had asked West Lancashire Borough Council whether they are requiring the Supermarket chains to use anti-theft trolleys that aren’t able to be taken outside of the premises. The Council responded that neither B&M nor Lidl were planning to use these types of trolleys.
MP Rosie said:
“Residents of Skelmersdale will surely agree that the town has a serious problem with trolley theft and dumping! Whilst everyone will be looking forward to the opening of the new Town Centre, this shouldn’t lead to more fly tipping.
“A simple solution is the use of anti-theft trolleys, rather than the standard pound coin release ones! I am calling on both B&M Bargains and Lidl to protect our community against trolleys being taken away from the new Town Centre and thrown in the River Tawd! We need to protect our green spaces, not make it more likely that they will be disrespected.
“I have written to the Chief Executives of both Lidl and B&M to ask them to consider using these specialised trolleys when their shops open. These may be more expensive but will surely pay for themselves when the Supermarket doesn’t have to keep replacing them!”