West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper recently wrote to both Lidl and B&M to urge them to use specialised anti-theft trolleys in their soon to open stores in Skelmersdale’s New Town Centre. These trolleys can sense when they are being removed from the shops premises and clamp their wheels to prevent being moved.   

The MP argued that these were essential in Skelmersdale where trolleys from other supermarkets in the town are often left in parks or even thrown in the River Tawd.   

Responding to Rosie’s letter, Supermarket chain Lidl have confirmed that they will have modern anti-theft trolleys in their Skelmersdale store.  

Rosie Cooper MP said: 
“This is great news and will undoubtedly be welcomed by Skelmersdale residents that are sick of seeing trolleys thrown in the River Tawd or dumped far from the shops.   

“I am really grateful to Lidl for showing that they care about our community enough to invest in these anti-theft trolleys.  

“The opening of the New Town Centre will be a great day for Skelmersdale, now with the added bonus that it won’t lead to more rubbish left in our green spaces. I await a response from B&M, who I hope will be following their lead!” 

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