Issued: September 15, 2016
Ongar Town Council litter poster competition winner announced
PICTURE: The winning poster can be viewed and downloaded HERE
A poster highlighting recycling and the penalties for dropping litter has won an Ongar Town Council competition.
The eye-catching design by Brentwood County High School student Callum Curtis caught the eye of judges after the council ran the competition to try and target litter in the town.
The council holds two litter picking events a year but councillors have been increasingly concerned at the amount of rubbish being collected.
The council decided to run the poster competition to try to encourage people to dispose of their litter properly.
Council chairman councillor Jim Browning said: “The council was very impressed with the quality of the entries. Callum’s poster is lively and colourful and will hopefully catch people’s attention and make them think twice about how they dispose of their rubbish."
He added: "We want to show the community that dropping rubbish is not acceptable. If everyone put their rubbish in a bin then think what a difference this would make to the local environment.”