Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell said he had been approached by teaching staff from St John’s Primary School at Christmas while doing an environmental project for Triax with the children. The staff complained to him that there were no litter bins outside the school and as a result rubbish was being discarded on the street which eventually was blown into the school grounds.
Councillor Campbell said
“I contacted the head of Environmental Services in the council and arranged an on-site meeting where myself and an officer from the cleansing department did a walk around the area. We discovered there were no litter bins either outside St John’s Primary School or St Cecilia’s College.
“A lot of the school children would use the shopping centre across the street to buy lunch and on returning to school there was nowhere to discard their lunch packaging. It has now been agreed by council that two new litter bins would be placed one at each school to see if it can ease the litter problem in the area”.