New bins have been installed in the Feeny area following a campaign by pupils at St Canice’s Primary School.

The action was taken by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in response to a litter survey conducted as part of their Eco Schools project.

They discovered that discarded rubbish along with a lack of bins was a problem on the stretch of road between the school and Feeny village.

They also noted no litter bins were located close to the GAA pitch.

Armed with their findings, the pupils wrote letters to the Council highlighting the litter problem.

The concerns raised were taken on board, and a number of new bins were recently put in place.

The school also enjoyed a visit from the Mayor, Alderman Maura Hickey, and Waste Management Officer John McCarron.

The Mayor said: “The pupils and staff of St Canice’s have shown great pride in their local area with this initiative. They are a shining example to us all, and they should be very proud of what they have achieved. The letters they sent in to Council showed a strong sense of leadership and I’m glad we were able to take positive action by putting litter bins in place.

“Our time at the school was very enjoyable and it was clear from our question and answer session that the pupils were very knowledgeable about Council and the work it carries out. I hope the new bins will greatly reduce the problem of litter in the area.”

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