Trolleys finally wheeled away

PUBLISHED: 13:07 22 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 May 2010

Tony Heath lost his patience with the dumped shopping trolleys near his home - Pic: Helen Drake

Tony Heath lost his patience with the dumped shopping trolleys near his home - Pic: Helen Drake

ELY resident Tony Heath had been hit by the shopping blues without even leaving home - until the Ely Standard stepped in to help. He had spent six months trying to get supermarket giant Tesco to collect 12 shopping trolleys dumped outside his flat. But de

ELY resident Tony Heath had been hit by the shopping blues without even leaving home - until the Ely Standard stepped in to help.

He had spent six months trying to get supermarket giant Tesco to collect 12 shopping trolleys dumped outside his flat.

But despite repeated calls and visits to the store, the trolleys remained outside his back gate at High Barns making life difficult for 51-year-old Tony and his disabled partner Catherine Leonardi, 43.

In desperation, Tony called on the Ely Standard for help and within a day of contacting Tesco, the trolleys were moved away from his home and taken back to the Angel Drove store.

"Catherine uses a walking frame and my neighbour uses a wheelchair and these trolleys were a hindrance," said Tony. "I had been asking Tesco since September to collect them.

"My neighbour had his gate entrance extended to four feet in width to allow wheelchair access but it was blocked by shopping trolleys."

A Tesco spokesman said: "We apologise for the time it has taken to remove these trolleys. The problem was that they were some distance from the store and needed to be picked up by a vehicle.

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