Holm Primary Win Litter Awareness Design Award

Holm Primary School, Inverness, have won a design competition to highlight the nuisance of litter louts.  The school pipped entries from Crown and Lochardil Primary Schools to receive a shield from Provost Bob Wynd, Chairman of The Highland Council’s Inverness City Committee, at a recent ceremony.
The Holm pupils involved were  Morag Russell, Jenifer Innes, Lauren Murdoch,  Aimee Robb and Danielle Nicolson, who now attends Inshes Primary School).

For the past three years, The Highland Council and Northern Constabulary have been working in partnership to tackle various anti social behaviour issues in the city and one of the initiatives undertaken was the education of school children in respect of litter dropping.
The pupils were keen to get to work and shortly before the summer break Constable Don Ferrier, Community Beat Officer, and Jim Fraser, The Highland Council’s Assistant Community Works Officer, judged the presentations and chose a finalist group from each school who were then invited to the Town House to deliver their presentation to a panel of judges so that an overall winner could be decided.
Provost Wynd said that he was impressed by the quality of the presentations and felt that the participation of schools was crucial in the longer term in respect of encouraging people to be more responsible when discarding their litter.
Local authority officers can issue fixed penalty notices to people who throw down, drop or otherwise deposit litter in a public place. The penalty is £50.  Three fixed penalty notices have been issued in the current financial year.


26 Sep 2007