Fountain plan for locations in West Norfolk to cut waste backed by councillor Sandra Squire
Plans to install water fountains at prominent locations in West Norfolk have been welcomed by a councillor.
Borough council officials have confirmed three fountains will be in place at sites in Lynn and Hunstanton over the coming months.
The move has been backed by independent Sandra Squire, who has become a leading voice in the fight against plastic pollution locally.
Last week, she called on Norfolk County Council to introduce much tougher restrictions on the use of plastics at County Hall, including removing water coolers and cups from meeting rooms. A task group is now set to look into the issue.
And she believes the fountains are an important step in reducing the amount of plastic we throw away.
She said: “I think the fountains are a great idea. They’ve had some introduced at county with more intended and they seem quite popular.
“I vaguely remember we used to have such things when I was a kid and everywhere got rid of them with the advent of the plastic water bottle.
“It shows how things come full circle. It’s a great way of moving away from being a disposable society.”
The fountains are set to be placed at Lynn’s bus station, in the Walks and on Hunstanton’s seafront. They are due to be in place by next spring.