Supermarket trolleys dumped in canals is a massive problem apparently - British Waterways have a "trolleys hotline" on 01923 291120 or you can report trolleys online at http://tinyurl.com/63h9o3x
Interesting BBC News report on the problem:
BW don't have the money to even repair the wall, trolleys are nuffin to do with them. The trolley owners (Tesco) are responsible for their property. The Town Council have a Canal & Riverside Partnership (CARP), but the TC have lost the will (still!) to actually do anything. Canal Fields Liaison Group are in disarray. River Bulbourne Partnership have also lost their way. The Canal & Riverside Dacorum (CARD) organisation will want paying as it's a private company I think. Pull them out yourself and someone is bound to send you a bill for damage/litter if you do. Fall in whilst doing it and you get wet and some 'orrible infection. Yep, it's the world we live in.
Wow, full marks to you and the town warden. Beware of the geese!
But I really think we need to complain about Tesco's lazy, couldn't-care-less attitude and the ineptitude of British Waterways.
I hope the Town Warden takes the trouble to slap a hefty fine on Tesco.
The warden didn't even try. Last heard of trying to get BW to do it (called pi**ing in the wind!). If the moor was accessible, I'm sure a tow rope attached to a tow bar would heave them out - but 'elf 'n' safety means that a grab lorry is really needed together with a bill to Tesco to concentrate their minds. I did offer to help the warden, but as usual the reporting remit overtook the actually do practical. Blimey, I can remember helping Andy Rolls (1st warden) put up the brackets to keep the Christmas light fittings tidy after the Chamber of Trade walked away and just dumped the lights on the Council. That's what I believed a warden should get involved with, but then............................................
Hello I thought I should join this as I see this as quite a healthy angle to gauge peoples views on problems that exist within Berkhamsted. Just a quick update regarding the Tesco's Trollies dumped in the canal - I have spoken in person to the Duty Manager at Tesco's yesterday afternoon and he told me that in morning he went and took a look along with himself three other men with the hope of pulling the trollies out, as the trollies are all locked together they are proving to be too heavy it seems even for three grown men. I have also tried to get the trollies out but trying to pull out 150kg out of the water is quite a task. Nevertheless I would just like to assure you that the ball is in motion to remove these trollies and what is more Tesco's are going to try to prevent something like this happening again. They have suggested to me that a chain will be put in place to loop through the trollies each night in order to stop anyone from just simply taking the trollies and unfortunately as we have seen - dumping them around the town or in the canal.
"place to loop through the trollies each night in order to stop anyone from just simply taking the trolleys"...... you might have hoped that Tescos were already doing this - shopping trolleys are an 'asset' to supermarkets as well...... I worked on a canalside project in Gloucester where Sainsburys were fined for every trolley that was dumped in the canal.....
Ok, who nicked the trollys? Was it the Town Warden shaming Tesco into actually doing something? The warden told me that Tesco were going to try and lock them up overnight, but I noticed this morning that the 'compound' in the Water Lane car park went walkabout when it was recently resurfaced and remarked.