Hove Student Wins Mike’s Poster Competition


Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has congratulated Hove student Hannah Benn on winning his ‘design a poster’ competition that was launched in conjunction with Southern Railway to highlight the amount of litter that passengers leave on trains and in stations.

The campaign began with Mike asking Southern Railway to invite local schools to design a poster discouraging passengers to litter. The winning poster of the theme ‘be considerate to other passengers – bin your rubbish’ will be displayed by Southern Railway throughout Hove Station.

The striking design of Hannah’s poster conveys the clear message that littering is unacceptable. The poster’s bright colours will be sure to attract the attention of all who travel through Hove Station. For her efforts, Hannah won vouchers for local Art shop ‘Lawrence’ in Portland Road, Hove.

Southern’s Stakeholder Relations Manager Yvonne Leslie said: “Southern was pleased to support a ‘design a poster’ competition at the suggestion of Mike Weatherley. We invited Local school pupils to take part in the competition to design an eye-catching poster around the theme of “be considerate to other passengers – bin your rubbish”. Hannah Benn’s winning poster really caught the judges’ imagination, and with vibrant colours and a very clear message, we hope it will make people think before they litter.”

Commenting, Mike said, “Littering not only makes everyone’s train journey unpleasant but it also costs huge amounts to clear up. It is part of the anti-social behaviour on trains that I will continue to campaign against. I am very pleased that Southern Railway will display Hannah’s poster and hope that the current litter signage is replaced with something a little clearer.”