Feral trolley retrieval eating at taxpayers cash
Lest we forget, Bitterwallet is one of the few safe havens that still exists for the poor, misunderstood feral shopping trolley. We’ve taken a vow to always look out for these confused and abandoned specimens that litter our canals, quarries and riverbeds.
Now we learn that retrieving and rejuvenating these poor beasts is stripping as much as £150,000 from the public purse every year, the equivalent of just 18 minutes worth of profit by the leading supermarkets who are supposedly responsible for them.
British Waterways, who have the unenviable task of fishing these wretched beasts out from their watery dwellings are now planning to award a "golden trolley" award to the most environmentally responsible supermarket, and an "off your trolley" prize to the retailer who are content to let these bewildered, squeaky-wheeled old sods to rust to death in the water. We’ll be following the outcome closely.