Have your say about the abandoned Northampton shopping trolleys

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Businesses, residents and visitors to the town are being invited to share their opinions about abandoned shopping trolleys in Northampton.

People can share their thoughts in a short survey by Northampton Borough Council, which seeks to gain views on the implementation of Section 99 and Schedule 4 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Implementing this, would enable the Borough Council to seize abandoned trolleys and charge the respective owners for the removal, storage and disposal of the trolleys.

Councillor Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said “There has been an increase in the number of abandoned shopping trolleys being reported to the Council. The trolleys are often left in parks, walkways and roads where they have the potential to become hazards to the general public and to wildlife.

“We want to hear from the public about how best to get on top of this growing problem and whether they think the Council applying for more powers, to clear the trolleys from our public spaces and charge local supermarkets for the administrative costs, is reasonable.”

To have your say about abandoned shopping trolleys please take part in the survey at www.northampton.gov.uk/info/200024/consultation-and-engagement/892/current-consultations/2  before 31 December.

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