TAMWORTH has a strong contingent of people keen to clean up and get rid of graffiti, but is looking for more willing volunteers.
A number of the city’s Rotary clubs have signed up to kick the vandalism, which costs local communities across the state millions of dollars a year, to the kerb.
Graffiti Removal Day will be held on Sunday, September 23 between 10am and 4pm.
Organisers Paul Ying and Hugh Leckie told The Leader they wanted more people to get involved.
“We cannot win the war against graffiti on our own,” he said.
“Graffiti Removal Day provides a great opportunity for individual people, community groups, sporting clubs, businesses and other organisations to join the fight and make a real difference to our community.”
Mr Ying said areas targeted on clean-up day would include places along the Peel River tagged by vandals.
This year Graffiti Removal Day is being organised and supported by Rotary Down Under and the NSW government, with the aim of encouraging local communities to get involved in the fight against graffiti.
The statewide graffiti removal and prevention day aims to encourage people to volunteer their time and get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti.
People who volunteer to clean will be supplied with cleaning materials, safety equipment and training on how to safely remove graffiti.
More information can be obtained by visiting the Graffiti Removal Day website www.graffitiremovalday.org.au