Brownlow College aiming to clean up

Brownlow Integrated College are taking part in an ABC Council sponsored anti-litter programme, the 'Adopt-A-Street Scheme' where local schools and residents take responsibility for clearing litter from their chosen street or area. Pictured at the school's launch of the scheme are from left, Mrs Ruth Morton, extended schools co-ordinator, Justina Delgyte, Mr Stephen Creber, school principal, Marlena Latka, Maja Ochojska and Pamela Hanna, ABC Council community engagement officer. INLM40-204.
Brownlow Integrated College are taking part in an ABC Council sponsored anti-litter programme, the 'Adopt-A-Street Scheme' where local schools and residents take responsibility for clearing litter from their chosen street or area. Pictured at the school's launch of the scheme are from left, Mrs Ruth Morton, extended schools co-ordinator, Justina Delgyte, Mr Stephen Creber, school principal, Marlena Latka, Maja Ochojska and Pamela Hanna, ABC Council community engagement officer. INLM40-204.

Pupils at Brownlow College have made an adoption with a difference - by adopting a street.

The Humanist Group at the school hold weekly meetings to facilitate pupils who want to help out in a proactive way to enhance the school community.

Their objective was to target one small area that they could focus on and that would benefit the community and self-esteem of the participants.

They got in touch with Environmental Health Officer for the Borough Pamela Hanna and found out about the Adopt a Street project.

A school spokesperson said: “We are excited to adopt Tullygally Road and make a positive difference.

“Once we have established a working group we will focus on a beauty spot in the area and try to instil collective responsibility, care for the environment and nature. Our motto is ‘Lead by Example’.”

The Adopt-a-Street scheme was launched in November 2013 to tackle the ongoing problem of litter throughout the Borough.

The aim of the scheme is to get local residents, schools and businesses more involved in keeping an area they have ‘adopted’ clean and tidy and free from litter. All those taking part help make a difference to the local area and encourage a feeling of community spirit.

Equipment is provided and ongoing support is given to those who register for the scheme.

The scheme has been a great success to date, with new areas being adopted each week and almost 2,000 bags of rubbish collected. The scheme was also shortlisted in the prestigious LGC Awards under the Environmental category in 2015.