A campaign to combat litter in schools looks set to be rolled out across Cumnock and Doon Valley

Council chiefs are expected to extend its roll-out of the ‘Litter In Schools’ initiative to primary and secondary schools in Cumnock and Doon Valley areas at Cabinet today (Wednesday) after a successful pilot delivered in October 2019 to schools elsewhere in East Ayrshire.

This will involve interactive presentations to primary pupils looking at litter issues locally and the more general threat to the environment and wildlife.

Primary children were also asked to take part in a poster competition with the theme ‘The Litter Free Journey to School’.

This came after a motion from the Rubbish Party during an East Ayrshire Council meeting proposing that elected members set up a cross party group to champion the prioritising the enforcement against dog fouling, littering and fly tipping, as well as graffiti.

Cllr Sally Cogley said: “The focus and approach will be on education and prevention coupled with effective enforcement. The group will oversee the implementation of the roll out of the Litter in Schools initiative throughout East Ayrshire. There will be a programme of education and enforcement to counter all forms of littering.”