Stop Littering’ Poster Competition
Buckingham Town Council asked students from Bourton Meadow Academy to design posters to encourage members of the public to stop littering and encourage recycling at home. A huge total of 85 fantastic entries were received and the eight winners (with difficulty) were chosen by the Town Clerk, Paul Hodson. All of the winners received a Green Buckingham branded water bottle kindly funded by Buckinghamshire Council’s Recycle for Buckinghamshire and their posters are displayed in noticeboards around the Town Centre and Parks.
A spokesperson from the Town Council said: “We received so many amazing entries that were both eye caching and informative. Our town centre and parks noticeboards are going to look a lot brighter with the winning entries in place. We were very impressed with the children’s knowledge of environmental issues and passion to help keep Buckingham clean and tidy. In fact, the children’s hard work has inspired us to launch a new community initiative called the #QuickLitterPick for Bourton Park where visitors can access litter picking equipment (with a secret code for the padlock!) and conduct their own two-minute litter pick. We’re going to roll out this new and exciting project over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled and prepare to become Buckingham’s #LitterHeros!!”
A huge thank you to all the teaching staff for their support. The work carried out with schools is very important in supporting our younger community to become engaged with global and local environmental issues.