Pupils worry about litter

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PLANS for vending machines in Bury St Edmunds town centre got a thumbs down from pupils after a litter survey.

Year 3 children from Westgate Primary School, in Hospital Road, checked the town centre for litter last week and were shocked at what they saw. Class teacher Rosalind Round was left in no doubt they objected to St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s idea of vending machines in Parkway multi-storey and the bus station.

Betsy Matten wrote: “If people buy food and drink and have it on the way to work, and there is no bin close by, then they will throw the litter on the floor. There is already a lot of litter.”

Sophie Swann said: “We found loads of rubbish. I think food and drink dispensers are fine but if people drop litter then we need a litter crew.”

Imogen Cannon added: “I don’t want snack machines because it will make more rubbish.”