The Environmental Health Department of Cookstown District Council are delighted with the response they received from the two main secondary schools in Cookstown, Holy Trinity College and Cookstown High School, for their spring clean initiative, this initiative focused on the problem of litter in Cookstown.
The Council, Neighbourhood Officer Marcus Blemmings gave presentations at a number of School Assemblies over a two week period highlighting the litter issue and respecting your environment. The presentation was extremely well received by all the Pupils and teaching staff of both schools
Two clean up campaigns were then arranged with the schools to coincide with TIDYNI, Big Spring Clean week which ran from the 8th to the 17th of April.
Both Holy Trinity College and Cookstown high School actively participated in cleaning up their local area ensuring that the streets were kept free of litter.
Marcus Blemmings, stated “The pupils were so keen to get involved and determined to collect as much rubbish as possible that I was worried they were going to miss their next class!, The problem of litter on our streets and on our roadsides is everyone’s concern as it affects the quality of life for people living in the Cookstown District I would encourage the public to adopt the policy of “Don’t Leave it, Bin it”. We intend to build on the success of this initiative and organise similar events throughout the year and beyond.