Search

Norwich cleaning company boosts anti-graffiti campaign

PUBLISHED: 11:07 08 September 2011

Graffiti clear up in Chapelfield underpass, Norwich. Photo :Steve Adams

Graffiti clear up in Chapelfield underpass, Norwich. Photo :Steve Adams

Archant 2011 0

A campaign to rid Norwich of graffiti is being supported by a cleaning firm which specialises in removing tags from flint and brickwork in the historic city.

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

The campaign, which is being supported by Norwich police, Central Norwich Citizens’ Forum, Norwich City Council and the Norwich City Centre Partnership, has urged people to donate money, paint or time to help keep the streets clean.

Volunteers have helped clean up the city by attending regular graffiti paint-out sessions, like the one at Chapelfield underpass last Wednesday, but teams have not been able to remove all tags.

Some graffiti, particularly in historic parts of the city, requires specialist equipment to remove meaning it had to be left – until Hannants Cleaning offered their services. The Dereham Road-based cleaning company contacted the City Centre Safer Neighborhood Team about assisting and have been helping clean up the city on Sundays.

Julian Foster, chairman of the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel, said: “Hannants has already started work to clear graffiti from old flint walls and brickwork and have proved to be most effective.”

To find out more about the campaign visit www.eveningnews24.co.uk and click on campaigns.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Norwich Evening News. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Norwich Evening News