Pupils’ posters help stamp out litter

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PUPILS from a Scarborough primary school have been awarded prizes for their entries in a compeititon to encourage the use of new combined litter and dog waste bins.

The project, which involved a link up between Yorkshire Coast Homes, Eastfield Parish Council and Scarborough Council, secured joint funding for the litter and dog waste bins in Eastfield, and these have been located on well used routes for school and dog walkers.

The competition was aimed at Eastfield Schools who were asked to design a poster to encourage people to use the litter bins in the Eastfield area. The winner, Hollie Maxwell, received a £15 book token and her poster will be transformed in to a plaque to be attached to the new bins. Second prize was awarded to fellow Braeburn Infant School pupil Rebecca Stansfield.

Claire Simpson, customer initiatives officer for Yorkshire Coast Homes, said: “We were so pleased with the standard of entries for the competition but Hollies design really highlighted the issue of dog fouling. Working in partnership to obtain additional bins has proved successful in reducing litter. We now hope Hollie’s picture helps remind people to clean up after their dogs as well.”