Two students from Havelock Primary School have won a competition to design a poster encouraging their community to look after their neighbourhood and take litter home.
Organised by Catalyst Gateway and Ealing Council, the competition was part of a series of initiatives to promote recycling and proper litter disposal around the Havelock estate. Feedback from local people and schools had shown there is much to love about living at Havelock but the community is concerned about the impact of littering and fly-tipping in the neighbourhood.
The winning designs were selected from nearly 200 entries received from Havelock Primary School and Dairy Meadow Primary School. Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for environment, leisure and transport, was among the judges.
The artwork designed by the two winners is now being displayed on the side panels of waste and recycling collection vehicles in Southall as well as on notice boards and hoarding around the Havelock estate. Prizes, sponsored by Ealing Council’s waste contractor Amey, included a £25 book token for the winners and £100 awarded to the school of each student for the purchase of equipment, books or improving the school environment.
Councillor Mahfouz said: “Congratulations to everyone who entered a design. It’s brilliant to see almost 200 of the borough’s students getting involved in such a positive campaign. The message was strong and clear and the designs were superb. These young people are an asset to our borough.
“It’s great to see such enthusiasm to ensure Ealing maintains its well-earned reputation as one of the greenest and most beautiful boroughs in London.”