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Pupils help spread the Tidy Fenland message

Pupils will see their eye-catching designs against littering and dog fouling go on display at play areas across Fenland after taking part in a school poster competition.

Tidy Fenland - Westwood

Youngsters from three primary schools in the district took part in the contest as part of Fenland District Council's Tidy Fenland campaign to tackle environmental issues.

The children at Orchards Primary in Wisbech, Westwood Primary in March and Park Lane in Whittlesey were tasked with designing posters which would encourage people to respect gated play areas and urge eco-offenders to think twice.

They were given general ideas such as no littering, no dog fouling and no smoking, along with no vandalism to play equipment.

Many of the children were keen to highlight the environmental issues and the consequences that dog fouling and littering, in particular, can have in a local community.

There were two winners from Orchards Primary and four from Westwood Primary, with a further four highly commended. Posters designed by Park Lane pupils, and those focusing on no smoking, are being judged soon.

Certificates are being presented to winners, and the winning designs will be made up on to large boards and displayed at play areas across the district.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "It is encouraging to see so many children being inspired by our Tidy Fenland campaign and help to make a difference to their communities.

"It is hoped that when residents see the new signs created by pupils, they will take notice and think twice before acting irresponsibly."

Article added: July 24, 2017