CHILDREN at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes have been busy creating colourful community posters as part of an anti-litter campaign.

Members of the school council and Year 5 pupils were keen to get the message across that litter spoils the look of the village and also pollutes the environment. The posters convey their message clearly, ‘Keep Penygroes Tidy!’ and they will shortly be displayed around the village.

Gwynedd Council’s highways and municipal Cabinet member, Cllr Gareth Wyn Griffith, said: “It’s fantastic to see that local young schoolchildren have again shown their intention to improve the local environment of their communities, but also on a wider level with the message of reducing pollution in the oceans too.”

Erin Williams, a pupil in Year 5 at the school, who created one of the posters, said: “I am very proud that my poster was chosen. Reducing litter is very important to me, together with keeping our environment clean. I hope that poeple in the Village look at the poster a decide not to throw litter.”

Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500. To report any instances of fly-tipping, contact Gwynedd Council’s street enforcement team on 01766 771000.