Residents living in the area surrounding Belvedere’s Asda supermarket branch have hit out over the supermarket’s enforcement of trolley thefts.
Trolleys from the superstore, which is located off Station Road, are regularly found littering the streets of the nearby area, according to members of a local residents group.
Roads badly affected by the problem include Laymarsh Close, Kingswood Avenue, and St Augustines Road.
A resident of Abbey Road, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We regularly have abandoned Asda trolleys littering our streets between Laymarsh Close to Asda.
“Some days we can count 17 or more. People use them to take back their shopping. It was suggested to Asda a while ago perhaps they can put pavement bumps down to deter people from wheeling them down the street.
“We have 4 piled up by Kingswood Avenue right now.”
A spokesman for Asda confirmed staff at the branch were aware of the issue and that some colleagues were able to go and collect trolleys that leave the car park and return them.
They also confirmed working with a company called Trolleywise, which acts as collectors for abandoned trolleys – working in tandem with an app the public can use to report incidents.
The spokesman continued: “Whilst we know that the majority of our customers look after our trolleys, if anyone does happen to spot one of our trolleys anywhere they shouldn’t be they can let us know by calling 01926 455378 or by downloading the Trolleywise App so the trolley can be collected as soon as possible.’’