Harry’s Captain Clean is a winner in Hatfield’s anti-litter poster campaign competition

Marian Hurle, Harry and the mayor Pat Mabbott.

Marian Hurle, Harry and the mayor Pat Mabbott.


A six-year-old has won a competition after creating a poster to encourage people not to drop litter in Hatfield.

Harry Ashurst, six, won a £50 book token for himself and one for his school, St Philip Howard, thanks to his design work.

The competition was run by Hatfield Library, Welwyn Hatfield Council and the ‘Clean Up Hatfield’ campaign volunteers.

It was open to all children who live in, or come to school in Hatfield and are aged between five and 11.

Welwyn Hatfield mayor Pat Mabbott presented Harry with his prize at Hatfield Library.

County councillor Teresa Heritage, cabinet member for public health, localism and libraries, said: “Congratulations to Harry Ashurst for creating such a brilliant character – Captain Clean.

“A clean environment is vital to creating the type of community we all want to live in.

“And well done to everyone who took part, highlighting such a great campaign to clean up Hatfield.”

The judges were Marian Hurle from ‘Clean Up Hatfield’ and Jacky Green, Hatfield Library manager, who had to choose from more than 40 entries.

All entries will be on display in Hatfield Library’s Children’s Library until the end of April.

The poster will be used to head up the ‘Clean Up Hatfield’ campaign for 2017.

The team’s spring litter pick is scheduled to take place from April 17 to 23.

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