PCSOs bid to tackle trolley dumping in Halcon

PCSOs Adam Moore and Ian Warren during their trolley patrol.

PCSOs Adam Moore and Ian Warren during their trolley patrol.

First published in Taunton Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

POLICE Community Support Officers Adam Moore and Ian Warren have been addressing the issue of dumped shopping trolleys on the Halcon estate.

They conducted patrols last week, collecting 35 trolleys and returning them to their stores.

They are liaising with owners in an effort to cut down the number of trolleys left around the area.

PCSO Moore said: “Working with partner agencies, the beat team are committed to removing this eyesore from the local area long-term.

“Projects such as Link Power regularly use young volunteers to patrol the estate and remove trolleys as and when they appear, giving them a sense of pride in their local area and helping to improve the appearance of the Halcon ward.

“Also, fly-tipping is being dealt with robustly with timely referrals to the DLO and the swift removal of unsightly household and industrial waste.”

To report fly tipping or any other local issues, contact the beat team on 101.

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5:43pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Dr Dave says...

It's about time the stores took a bit of responsibility over their trolleys - why should the taxpayer-funded coppers be tasked with rounding the wretched things up?? Surely the put-a-quid in and release the trolley and get it back when you've finished would be a simple solution??
It's about time the stores took a bit of responsibility over their trolleys - why should the taxpayer-funded coppers be tasked with rounding the wretched things up?? Surely the put-a-quid in and release the trolley and get it back when you've finished would be a simple solution?? Dr Dave
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7:39pm Sun 13 Jan 13

BaldyLocks says...

Dumped trolley's are the responsibility of the store that owns them.
Before I had the good sense to move out of Taunton I often phoned the store concerned and someone would collect the trolley.

Not surprised to see that most of the trolley's in the picture are from Asda.
Dumped trolley's are the responsibility of the store that owns them. Before I had the good sense to move out of Taunton I often phoned the store concerned and someone would collect the trolley. Not surprised to see that most of the trolley's in the picture are from Asda. BaldyLocks
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8:10pm Sun 13 Jan 13

cupra says...

Agree with the two posts above... if your car is stolen and dumped do PCSOs collect it and bring it back? Do they heck, it's more than likely recovered at your cost!

Supermarkets getting away with it once more...
Agree with the two posts above... if your car is stolen and dumped do PCSOs collect it and bring it back? Do they heck, it's more than likely recovered at your cost! Supermarkets getting away with it once more... cupra
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3:56pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

Dr Dave they already tried that god knows how many months or maybe a year ago, but suddenly stopped doing it for some reason.

The Police should not be doing this as takes up the tax payers money and time when other crimes should be stopped.

Baldylocks, you say that you had the good sense to move out of Taunton. Sadly you have no sense of what you are talking about. The Police hut that you see is at Asda.

You have people from across the road shop at Asda which is the nearest supermarket so 99.98% of the trollies found would be from Asda.

Does not take a rocket scientist to work that one out.
Dr Dave they already tried that god knows how many months or maybe a year ago, but suddenly stopped doing it for some reason. The Police should not be doing this as takes up the tax payers money and time when other crimes should be stopped. Baldylocks, you say that you had the good sense to move out of Taunton. Sadly you have no sense of what you are talking about. The Police hut that you see is at Asda. You have people from across the road shop at Asda which is the nearest supermarket so 99.98% of the trollies found would be from Asda. Does not take a rocket scientist to work that one out. Mark1970
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10:54pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Guy Smiley says...

Surely a system whereby one inserts a hard-earned pound coin deposit to release a trolley isn't too difficult, is it?

Ah, just seen a fundamental flaw. I've used the phrase "hard-earned" in relation to an article about Halcon. Silly me.

Surely it's the responsibility of our work-shy cousins to return the trollies or is this another area they want state assistance?
Surely a system whereby one inserts a hard-earned pound coin deposit to release a trolley isn't too difficult, is it? Ah, just seen a fundamental flaw. I've used the phrase "hard-earned" in relation to an article about Halcon. Silly me. Surely it's the responsibility of our work-shy cousins to return the trollies or is this another area they want state assistance? Guy Smiley
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12:58pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

Guy Smiley wrote:
Surely a system whereby one inserts a hard-earned pound coin deposit to release a trolley isn't too difficult, is it?

Ah, just seen a fundamental flaw. I've used the phrase "hard-earned" in relation to an article about Halcon. Silly me.

Surely it's the responsibility of our work-shy cousins to return the trollies or is this another area they want state assistance?
No some charming families still take them home and then butcher the pound holder! If you live in halcyon benefits and your only thrill is a 60 inch telly sky and trip to asda what do you expect.

A dye pack that explodes when the trolls leaves the sm grounds seems good to me.

One system I have seem is a electronic brake that applies when they leave the grounds, that will stop most.
[quote][p][bold]Guy Smiley[/bold] wrote: Surely a system whereby one inserts a hard-earned pound coin deposit to release a trolley isn't too difficult, is it? Ah, just seen a fundamental flaw. I've used the phrase "hard-earned" in relation to an article about Halcon. Silly me. Surely it's the responsibility of our work-shy cousins to return the trollies or is this another area they want state assistance?[/p][/quote]No some charming families still take them home and then butcher the pound holder! If you live in halcyon benefits and your only thrill is a 60 inch telly sky and trip to asda what do you expect. A dye pack that explodes when the trolls leaves the sm grounds seems good to me. One system I have seem is a electronic brake that applies when they leave the grounds, that will stop most. Mi_Coc
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