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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Corey chats to kids about litter prevention

The Sacred Heart NS green team with members of Wicklow County Council and Aughrim Tidy Towns at the talk on dog awareness and littering
The Sacred Heart NS green team with members of Wicklow County Council and Aughrim Tidy Towns at the talk on dog awareness and littering

Young boys and girls at Sacred Heart National School, Aughrim enjoyed an informative talk given by Wicklow County Council litter warden Corey Bateman.

Ms Bateman spoke to all 11 classes and shared information about issues on dogs, dog fouling and litter in general. She spoke about what she does for Wicklow County Council and how communities can help to keep their own areas litter-free.

She outlined to the children, the damage that litter does to our environment and our mental well being, and how rewarding a clean up in your area can be.

The students were thrilled to get the opportunity to ask questions and talk about the steps they can take in their own community.

Ms Bateman said that the response was positive.

The issue of dog fouling is one of concern across the county. Bags are made available to dog owners free of charge to enable them to clean up if their dogs foul in public and there a number of bins available in public places, especially along the coast and in town centres.

'The response was good and hopefully Aughrim will see an improvement on the locals picking up after their dogs,' she said.

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