Learn graffiti tackling skills

Community groups required for graffiti training sessions

Merton Council is calling all community groups, residents associations and volunteers of all ages to learn how to fight back against graffiti at a Graffiti Awareness Session on Saturday 9th November 2002.

Staff will discuss how local community groups can get involved in the fight against graffiti. The session will take place between 9.30am and 11.00am at 15-33 Amenity Way, off Garth Road, Morden (opposite the weighbridge site).

Merton has held numerous clean up sessions over the last year. Most recently was the successful Operation ‘Blitz the Borough’ Community Clean up weekend. The community event attracted volunteers of all ages and six key area’s in the borough were ‘blitzed’.

The clean up days marked the end of the Borough’s landmark FLAG project. FLAG is a partnership between Merton Council and the Metropolitan Police that aims to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives or works in Merton by tackling the public nuisances of Fly-tipping, Littering, Abandoned Vehicles and Graffiti.

Councillor Linda Kirby, Cabinet Member for Environmental Quality, said; “Working in partnership with the local community has enabled us to do far more than we, as a small borough, could ever achieve on our own. I would like to encourage more community groups, neighbours and individuals to join the fight against graffiti. The work must go on.”

To register your interest in attending the graffiti session, for information on future events, or to report graffiti in your area, please call the graffiti project officer on 020 8545 4109 or e-mail graffiti.project@merton.gov.uk