No place for graffiti

2018-02-06 06:00
One of the GSCID Straatwerk cleaning team members.

One of the GSCID Straatwerk cleaning team members.

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Groote Schuur Community Improvement District (GSCID) in Mowbray embarked on a campaign to fight graffiti in the area on Saturday 27 January.

Through their Straatwerk graffiti-busting team, they removed most of the visible graffiti painted in public spaces such as bus shelters along Main Road, on the corner of Woolsack and Main roads, and the wall under the Belmont Road bridge.

General manager, Nina Farrell, says the graffiti problem is ongoing and widespread and the GSCID is determined to make it clear that it is not allowed and will not be tolerated. She says it makes an area look unsightly and unkempt, detracting from the aesthetics of the public environment.

“It is a regular task undertaken by our Straatwerk cleaning teams in line with our zero tolerance and broken windows policy. GSCID will continue to dedicate resources to eradicating graffiti within its precinct and ensuring that it is attended to at the very earliest opportunity,” Farrell says.

She says they have made it a mandate of their street patrollers to look out for and report graffiti when spotted so it can be removed immediately.

She is appealing to the community to also be on the lookout for graffiti and to report it.

She says everyone needs to work closely together to win this battle.

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