Wardens to talk to youngsters over lunch time litter

THE town’s community wardens have been asked to consider taking the fight against litter louts to the High School.

It was heard at a meeting of Hawick Community Council this week that efforts to stop youngsters dropping rubbish in the Howegate has resulted in mess elsewhere, but a suggestion to nip it in the bud at an early stage will be investigated. During his monthly report, warden Colin Mitchell revealed that being in the Howegate at lunchtimes had improved its appearance, but admitted: “We moved the problem onto the High Street.”

However, following a suggestion from Community Councillor Isobel Scott to educate youngsters at school, Mr Mitchell agreed: “It might be an idea to see about talking to first year pupils.”

Last month two fines were issued for dog fouling, and the wardens received 41 complaints on issues including dog fouling and anti-social behaviour.