‘Clean up your act!’ – Pupils’ cry to litterbugs

Litter bin plaque winners Libby Hartley,left, and Hollie Pritchard of Barrowcliff School get presented with their prize vouchers by Laura Davies of Yorkshire Coast Homes. Winning entries below - Libbi Hartley (top), Paige Blenkin (middle) and Hollie Pritchard (bottom).

Litter bin plaque winners Libby Hartley,left, and Hollie Pritchard of Barrowcliff School get presented with their prize vouchers by Laura Davies of Yorkshire Coast Homes. Winning entries below - Libbi Hartley (top), Paige Blenkin (middle) and Hollie Pritchard (bottom).

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YOUNGSTERS from a Scarborough school have one message for litterbugs in the town – “You’re Rubbish!”

The pupils from Barrowcliff School embarked on a task to keep the area tidy with a big poster campaign.

Paige Blenkin Class 8..jpg

Paige Blenkin Class 8..jpg

The move, carried out alongside Yorkshire Coast Homes, aimed to encourage residents to use six new combined litter and dog waste bins which have been placed around Barrowcliff.

Youngsters were asked to create designs to drive home the message, with the winning drawings made into plaques and fitted to the bins.

The campaign attracted a number of entries, but it was Hollie Pritchard, Paige Blenkin and Libbi Hartley who won the judges vote.

The trio also won £20 High Street vouchers for their efforts.

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Libbi Hartley Class 11..jpg

Laura Davies, Yorkshire Coast Homes’ Community Involvement Officer, said she was delighted with the response.

She added: “This project would not have been a success without the partnership work of local agencies and of course, local residents who took part in the consultation events.

“Thank you to all pupils who entered into the competition.

“They really are helping us to promote the issue of littering to the next generation.”

The new bins were funded by Yorkshire Coast Homes and placed in specific locations after consultation with residents.

The project also involved assistance from Scarborough Council who will carry out ongoing maintenance of the new bins and helped create the poster plaques.