I've been away, but today I managed to set up a meeting for next week with one of the managers at Tesco's to discuss the trolley situation. Watch this space.
Also contacted North Shropshire District Council to ask whether their pest control officer could come and look at removing the rat I've seen skulking around the road end of the brook recently. Brown rats can drive out voles and will eat young and even adults, so now would be a good time to trap any rats while the voles are still mainly below ground and before the breeding season starts.
Great display on Whitchurch water voles in the library!