Graffiti under attack

Four areas are to be targeted in a blitz on graffiti and Merton Council wants everyone to get involved.

The innovative project entitled Graffiti Week gets underway on August 24 and will visit a different area in the borough every day for four days. Everyone is welcome to turn up on the day to help clean up their neighbourhoods and join the various council departments, community groups and police who have already pledged their help.

And if community spirit wasn’t enough, every adult and child over 14, who attends will be given a £10 voucher for use in Boots or Woolworths whilst younger children will be given a free toy. Two £100 prize draws are also planned for all participants.

Mayor of Merton , Councillor Margaret Brierley will be on hand to dish out the prizes and offer her personal thanks on Thursday and Friday and members of the press are invited to attend on the Friday to take photos of what promises to be a fun and worthwhile event.

The schedule for Graffiti week is as follows:

Tuesday August 24 – High Path – (Meeting point – Hubert Close)
Wednesday August 25 – Sadlers Close – (Caretakers office, Chart House)
Thursday August 26 – Cherry Trees / Phipps Bridge (Housing office, Cobham Court)
Friday August 27 – Pollards Hill – (PHHA Office, Montgomery Close)

Each day will get underway at 10am and finish by 2pm. If you are interested in lending a hand, you should come to the designated meeting point where you will be issued with clothing and cleaning materials.

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Steve Austin, hailed the initiative

“It is only through every one working together for a common good that we can tackle anti-social issues such as graffiti. I am looking forward to the week and hope to see as many people and children as possible for what promises to be a fun way a summers day.”

For further information about the event, please contact the Phipps Bridge Housing Office on 020 8545 4600.

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Press Contact:
Matt Rickard
Press and PR Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 3483