Weekend Warriors Clean Up Graffiti
With paint brushes in hand, a small, but dedicated team of volunteers gathered over the weekend for Graffiti Removal Day targeting the fence on the east side of Cooee Park, (located between Cooee Street and Jones Avenue) on Sunday 21 October 2018.
Moree Plains Shire Council joined forces with the NSW Government, Rotary Down Under and sponsors – Dulux, Selleys, Brookfield Johnson Controls and Smart Graffiti to run the campaign to highlight the problem of graffiti vandalism and 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”.
“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,” said Mr Graham.
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 Ten.
Photograph: This year’s Weekend Warrior’s targeted the fences around Cooee Park for Graffiti Removal Day.