Rugby Green Party have reacted with anger after carrying out a survey of the River Avon next to the Tesco store in Leicester Road which showed an incredible 21 shopping trolleys from the store in the river - this just at the Black Path Bridge (See attached pictures) also other rubbish from the company was seen along the banks of the river.
Roy Sandison spokesperson for Rugby Green Party explains “The scene is like a modern day version of the way that 19th century capitalists used to care so little about how their money making operations impacted on the environment, so ending up with town rivers and canals filed up with their waste products” Roy continues “This situation has not just come to pass and it seems to show a careless approach by Tesco’s”
“It makes you wonder if Tesco would be allowed to get away with such disregard for the environment and the historic River Avon further down stream at Stratford on Avon? Why should Rugby people have to put up with these lower standards of care on our part of the River Avon?”
DEMAND FOR A MEETING
“We have written to the Manager of the Store in Rugby demanding a meeting with him to discuss with him what immediate and preventative actions his company are going to take to ensure that our river is treated with the respect and in the manner it should be.”
Roy continues “We would expect Tesco to immediately send out assessment and clean up squads to clear the river and clean up the banks. That they use their security staff and CVTV cameras to monitor the whereabouts of their trolleys and that they also assign trained staff to undertake daily clean up operations in the locality of the store – if they do this then it will show at least some commitment by Tesco to treat the local environment with respect.”
Rugby Green Party are also asking local residents to keep a watching brief (AVON WATCH) over the River Avon by contacting the Rugby Green party at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any concerns about pollution issues. The Green Party will log the concern and if necessary make representation to the appropriate body... *Please put FAO ‘Avon Watch’ in the headline of the email.