Shopper takes aim at supermarket over ‘rubbish build-up’
- Credit: Archant
A customer of Tesco in Huntingdon has spoken out about a growing amount of litter building up around the store.
Jodie Twose, of Church Lane, in Little Stukeley, contacted the company on March 13 to highlight the amount of rubbish scattered around the outside of its branch in Abbots Ripton Road.
The ecologist was told a team would be sent out that afternoon to clear up the plastic, glass and paper that had been gradually building up in the bushes.
“It is my local Tesco and I go up there every week and every week it was getting worse and on Sunday (March 12) this was enough,” said Ms Twose.
Ms Twose went up to the super-market the following Thursday (March 16) and, to her surprise, the rubbish hadn’t been cleared.
You may also want to watch:
“Tesco are a large, profit-making company with a huge responsibility for the local environment. It is completely and utterly wrong,” she said.
“It is nesting bird season and all this stuff that is there is really hazardous to a number of species.”
- 1 Hinchingbrooke planning to expand critical care as Covid cases rise
- 2 Godmanchester Rapist is jailed for 15 years
- 3 Vaccine programme in St Ives and Warboys to start this week
- 4 Man rescued from car stuck in Tilbrook flooding
- 5 St Neots entrepreneur to host 24-hour ‘Speak Up’ event
- 6 Flood warnings issued as police receive multiple calls
- 7 Man guilty of murdering partner's baby son
- 8 GP surgeries in Huntingdon and Papworth start vaccine roll-out
- 9 Entrepreneur and family businessman Philip Lalor has died
- 10 Covid cases highest in Hunts since pandemic began, new figures reveal
Ms Twose said the rubbish could also be hazardous to hedgehogs which have recently
come out of hibernation as they may cut their feet on the broken glass.
“It doesn’t bode well, it is on their own back yard. To have it maintained I don’t think that is a big deal,” Ms Twose added.
A Tesco spokesman told The Hunts Post: “Our colleagues work hard to ensure the car
park is free from litter at our store.
“We’re sorry that it is some-times difficult to ensure it is free from rubbish at all times, and ask that people use the bins provided.