A Graffiti Removal Day is being held in Coffs Harbour on October 20.
A Graffiti Removal Day is being held in Coffs Harbour on October 20. Max Fleet

Removing graffiti is the goal of big clean-up day

COFFS Harbour MP, Andrew Fraser, is calling on residents to get involved in what promises to be the biggest ever Graffiti Removal Day in October.   "People can participate in two ways: by nominating sites now that need cleaning up, and by lending a hand in the clean-up on October 20," Mr Fraser said.    "I am pleased that wide range of community organisations will support Graffiti Removal Day this year."   Community groups like The Scouts and the Girl Guides, as well as the Australian Men's Shed Association (NSW Branch) have joined forces with the NSW Government and Rotary Down Under, organisers of Graffiti Removal Day.     Last year more than 520 volunteers took part in Graffiti Removal Day, clearing more than 8,100 square metres of graffiti across NSW.   "I encourage sporting clubs, businesses, community groups and local councils to support this worthwhile cause and volunteer their time in the fight against graffiti," Mr Fraser added.    "Graffiti is uniquely despised because it is ugly, senseless vandalism that leaves businesses and individuals with expensive clean-up bills unless the community pitches in."   "A strong turn-out on October 20 will send a powerful message to the graffiti vandals that the community is united in their fight against graffiti and will not tolerate such criminal and destructive activity."   Click here for more information, registration or nomination of clean-up sites.   Graffiti Removal Day will be held on Sunday, October 20 between 10am and 4pm.  


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