Youngsters take on pollution

Jean Everitt from Friends of the Earth, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, Cllr Rob Humby, Cllr Graham Burgess, Jean MacGrory from Hampshire County Council with Callum Manson, Thomas Houghton and Skye Maccoll from Rowner Junior School. Picture: David George
Jean Everitt from Friends of the Earth, Cllr Trevor Cartwright, Cllr Rob Humby, Cllr Graham Burgess, Jean MacGrory from Hampshire County Council with Callum Manson, Thomas Houghton and Skye Maccoll from Rowner Junior School. Picture: David George
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EYE-CATCHING banners will soon be providing simple clean air tips to drivers travelling on the A32.

The banners will feature pictures created by school children in a competition run by Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Earth, who asked them to create images which promote clean air messages.

Nine banners with the winning pictures will be displayed for a year south of the Quay Street roundabout, which has been picked as a key pollution hotspot.

Gosport and Fareham Friends of the Earth campaigner, Jean Everett, said: ‘When organising this art competition we wanted to give children a voice about the need for clean air, since they are particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of pollution.’

The three winners were Callum Manson, Thomas Houghton, and Skye Maccoll.

The competition was held in conjunction with Hampshire County Council’s My Journey Hampshire campaign and Fareham and Gosport Environmental Health Partnership.

Councillor Rob Humby, the county council’s executive member for environment and transport, said: I think they’ve done a great job.’