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Norwich bars' support for graffiti campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 July 2011

Anthony Corder of The Queen of Iceni with graffiti buster collection bucket.

Anthony Corder of The Queen of Iceni with graffiti buster collection bucket.

Archant 2011

A campaign to rid the streets of Norwich of the blight of graffiti has been boosted by the generosity of revellers at two bars, who have helped raise money for paint.

The Evening News has launched its Graffitibusters campaign in a bid to try and combat the growing number of illegal graffiti tags which are threatening to spoil this fine city of ours.

The Queen of Iceni on Wherry Road, Riverside, and Revolution on Queen Street, Norwich, both held collections for the campaign over the weekend.

Alisdair Peat, manager of the Queen of Iceni, said the collection on Friday night helped raise £80 and added there would be buckets on the bar for people to give money if they wanted to this weekend.

He said: “People were generous but I want to keep going with it for another couple of weeks and we will have buckets on the bar.

“We’ve got £80 so far and I will try and get another £80. We’re fully behind it.”

Revolution manager Matt Glister also held a collection for the campaign on Friday and Saturday night.

A plea for more paint to help the crackdown continue has recently been issued with The Mall Norwich already donating more than 200 litres to the cause.

The bars pledged their support after hearing about the campaign at a meeting of the Norwich City Licensing Forum earlier this month.

Julian Foster, chairman of the city centre Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP), informed members of the licensing forum that there was an urgent need for paint.

Have you got a story for the campaign? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk

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