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Croydon schoolchildren take pride in keeping the borough clean

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Posters designed by schoolchildren are to grace the sides of Croydon’s solar-powered BigBelly bins to encourage people to keep the borough’s streets clean.

The winning designs were produced by Chloe Okonne (Minster Junior School) plus Alex Mowbray, Oliwia Wrorowska and Naomi-Laura Segawa (all Howard Primary School)

Councillor Stuart Collins, the borough’s cabinet member for Clean and Green Croydon, said: “The BigBelly bins are already a huge hit in Croydon, keeping our streets cleaner and helping people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly.

“Young people are right at the heart of the next phase of Don’t Mess With Croydon – we want to build on the incredible pride that so many of them have in their borough and encourage them to get behind our campaign.”

Cllr Collins also unveiled designs from a schools competition organised by Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, in which pupils were asked to design clean and green posters for use on Veolia vehicles.

Among those that participated were Rockmount Primary School, All Saints Primary School, Winterbourne Junior Girls School and Winterbourne Boys Acadamy.