Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Volunteers wanted to help wipe out graffiti

sadviser July 6, 2011

RAPID RESPONSE… Pictured from left, Greater Shepparton City Council ‘Wipe Out’ Project Founders, Katie Wallace and Sue Whitcombe. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.GREATER Shepparton City Council is seeking community groups to volunteer to assist in the removal of graffiti from private and commercial property as part of the Wipe Out program.
Council and Victoria Police teamed to develop the program that aims to remove graffiti quickly in a bid to discourage further incidents.
Council has a special rapid response team to remove any reported graffiti from Council property within 24-hours and has installed still cameras in known hot spots to assist police with their
investigations.
Council’s Manager Operations, Greg Sidebottom said Council was seeking volunteer support through community, sporting and school groups/committees.
“Groups can borrow our Wipe Out trailer, which is fully equipped with everything needed to remove graffiti,” Mr Sidebottom said.
“Full training is provided to volunteers before they borrow the equipment.”
A training session for volunteers will be held on Wednesday, June 22 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Council’s Doyle’s Road Complex.
Graffiti removal kits and paint vouchers are also available for individual residents who find graffiti on their private property. To obtain a kit or paint voucher, take photos and report the evidence to your local police station.
For more information, or to register interest in the volunteer program, phone Mr Sidebottom: 5832 9700.
To report evidence of graffiti and vandalism contact the Shepparton Police Station: 5820 5777.