Moree weekend warriors tackle graffiti vandalism
WITH paint brushes in hand a small, but dedicated team of volunteers joined forces for Graffiti Removal Day, targeting the fence on the east side of Cooee Park, (located between Cooee Street and Jones Avenue) on Sunday.
Moree Plains Shire Council, NSW Government, Rotary Down Under and sponsors Dulux, Selleys, Brookfield Johnson Controls and Smart Graffiti ran the campaign to highlight the problem of graffiti vandalism and to encourage people to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti.
Event organiser, Council’s environment and compliance manager Dane Graham said Graffiti Removal Day provided a great opportunity for individuals, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and other organisations to join the fight against graffiti and make a real difference to the appearance of our local community.
“All the volunteers were provided with training, graffiti removal equipment and protective gear, and were sent to work,” Mr Graham said.
“I am very proud of those who gave up their Sunday to help fight graffiti. It’s always inspiring to see people who are prepared to walk-the-walk, rather than talk-the-talk.
“Special thanks to all of the volunteers and to the local youth that attended and assisted on the day,” he said.
Mr Graham also made mention of Moree Rotarians Steve Harris, Mary and Leo Reiner for their assistance with registering the site and collecting all of the paint from the local supplier Mitre 10.