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e-mail to Nigel Wheeler Service Director for Street-care at Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC

Below e-mail to Nigel Wheeler Service Director for Street-care at Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC 25 September 2014 in response to his reply on the link at the bottom.

"For the attention of: Nigel Wheeler Service Director for Street-care at Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC

I thank you for your e-mail 25th September 2014 and make the following comments.
As I said in my e-mail to you “We have been given a copy of e-mail that says RCT” “Council does have a contract with Trolleywise for the collection of abandoned supermarket trolleys.”

Please can you explain why an officer working for RCTC would say in his e-mail?

“Turning to the issue of abandoned shopping trolleys I can advise that the Council does have a contract with Trolleywise for the collection of abandoned supermarket trolleys. If you want to report abandoned trolleys then you can to the streetcare cleansing and enforcement team.”

"I understand your department have arranged for a meeting with Asda and Tesco supermarkets in September with regard to abandon shopping trolleys. I am informed you intend to put some pressure on them with regard to abandon shopping trolleys?

You failed to answer my question “What public money has been retrieved from supermarkets for recovery of shopping trolleys?”

The Council has administrative costs, such as those arising from the notification of abandon shopping trolleys, e-mails, telephone calls to third parties.

Costs of staff time in the office also when RCTC retrieve abandon shopping trolleys as you team did from the Aberdare Canal Head.

It would seem your department has a policy of picking on individual local residents not all residents and threatening some with a fines if they don’t comply that’s discrimination whichever way you want to word it.

Supermarkets have been allowed to let shopping trolleys be dumped with no repercussions for them.
I’d be interested to learn what changes in council policy your department is going to make in order to enforce the responsibility of supermarkets to the communities and environment around them."

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