Dumped Shopping Trolleys

Dumped Shopping Trolleys

Trolley dumping is something local councillors do get involved with on a regular basis. As a Brighton Hill Councillor I have had regular conversations with ASDA management over a number of things and trolley dumping is one of those areas.

The store itself is trying really hard to combat this. Its massively expensive for them so they have an interest in it. They recently at huge cost replaced all their trolleys which are fitted with a magnetised wheel lock. As soon as the trolley goes over the curtilage boundary which has technology built into it the wheels lock up making it very difficult for them to be moved.

However the perimeter technology is sometimes vandalised which means some trolleys get past. This is not always kids as you might imagine but thieves who steel Trolleys to sell them for scrap metal value.

Other times people just stubbornly drag the trolley with locked wheels and when it gets too difficult just dump it.

Some people also have still got old “borrowed ” trolleys that they use and park in their garden every week.

The store has agreed with us that if anyone sees a trolley in the immediate area of ASDA, they can phone customer services and someone from the store will fetch it.  Otherwise ASDA belong to the trolleywise scheme and they have a number and a phone app you can use to report a trolley and they come get them.
01926 455378

Your Labour Councillor team in Brighton Hill have regular walk about -we also work full time so this is often at weekends in the winter as nights draw in. We report what we see but its really helpful if members of the pubic can do this as well.
Cllr Kim Taylor”

Chopin Road Potholes fixed

Chopin Road Potholes fixed

Pothole Plague

The potholes were very bad at the entrance to the road and no action was being taken by the Hampshire County Council.

Fed up with the continuing saga we used pictures of  rubber ducks swimming in the potholes to shame the Council into action.

Following Pothole Pete’s social media debut, they have been fixed but we need to monitor the quality of the repair.

Your Brighton Hill Councillors, working for you. We don’t just pose by things – we get ’em fixed!

Hampshire County Councils Acknowledgement

Enquiry Reference: 21436820

Enquiry Type: Carriageway Pothole Defect


Thank you for your enquiry.

We will assess your enquiry as soon as possible.

Potholes drive us quackers

Potholes drive us quackers

Pothole pandemic just wont go away.

Our Tory Councils in Basingstoke and at County just don’t seem to care about Basingstoke’s environment.

Everything they do is late and slapdash.

Recent repairs to potholes are failing – just like they are failing to look after Basingstoke.

This is just one example in Chopin Road.

You can report potholes direct to Hampshire County Council. Click on the link below.

Graffiti Busters

Graffiti Busters

Did you know that the Council will remove graffiti from a residential property free of charge?
All that is needed is the permission of the owner.

I’m very pleased to report the council removed the graffiti from a wall on the back garden of a house in Carmichael Way fronting onto Gershwin Road. This was a bit more tricky than usual as this was a Stonewater property. I visited the occupier at the beginning of September, who was only too happy to have it removed, but a referral was needed to Stonewater (plenty of e-mails back and forth in my in-box!).
Two weeks later, the graffiti was removed.

The council have done a grand job fixing it. The trouble is, the wall has suffered from frost shattering and water damage and will need a rebuild anyway in a few years’ time.

Andrew McCormick

Andrew McCormick

Councillor Brighton Hill South

Andy is a full-time software specialist. With his fiancée Janet, he has a busy and active life.  He is a well respected member of the Church of Christ the King and Editor of the Brighton Bell alongside being involved with the Brighton Hill Community Group. He is keen to set up a Brighton Hill Neighbourhood Watch.

Andy is well known for supporting residents with their issues and is fighting hard for improvements to the Brighton Hill Roundabout.

Council Committees: Community, Environment and Partnerships Committee.


Litter is unsightly and potentially dangerous. It creates unnecessary work for our teams who are responsible for litter clearance throughout the borough.

People create litter and although it is everyone’s responsibility to dispose of their waste properly there is still a big litter problem in Brighton Hill especially around the shopping Centre.

Councillor Andy McCormick organises a monthly community litter pick in the area. Its usually the third Saturday of the month but you can check on the sites calendar.

Discarded food waste attracts rats and other pests and encourages feral pigeons. Sweet wrappers, crisp packets and fast food containers pose a serious fire risk. Animals are regularly injured or killed by litter. Farm animals choke on plastic bags, birds get tangled up in fishing lines, and small mammals are trapped in bottles and cans. People throwing rubbish out of cars cause road accidents and carelessly discarded cigarette ends start grass fires, especially during dry summers.

You can report litter by clicking on the button below:


Graffiti no matter how artistic , is really vandalism and criminal damage . The Council takes positive action to catch people who commit these antisocial acts.

If you see graffiti please report it in so it can be dealt with.

Graffiti also makes our environment less than appealing and it can be very upsetting if it happens to your property.

Commercial kits are available online to remove graffiti, but you can also get help from the Council. If the property is a private company or has been attacked several times there may be a charge, but the Council can help with residential property Graffiti, without charge.

Utility boxes and substations are the responsibility of the relevant companies to arrange removal.

Click the button below for more information or to report graffiti.

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