Fight against graffiti in Camden a huge success

Camden residents came together last weekend armed with paint, sponges and scrubbing brushes.

The aim – to remove graffiti around the area. 

The work, undertaken by Camden Rotary Club members, council staff and several members of the community, was part of NSW Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 29.

Camden Graffiti Removal Day co-ordinator Stephen Humphreys said the event was a great success.

“We removed graffiti from around the Camden Bypass and it was a great opportunity for the local community to prove just how much we love where we live,” he said.

“The day would not have been possible without the NSW Government, Dulux, Selleys, Smart Graffiti. I would like to thank them for their support.”

Mr Humphreys said Graffiti Removal Day was only part of the solution in the fight against vandals.

“While the day was a success in removing graffiti, it is important to remember it is only one day of the year. But the fight against graffiti continues throughout the year,” he said.

“To stop graffiti vandalism we need members of the community to report it as soon as they see it, by calling the graffiti hotline: 1800 707 125.

“This means it can be removed quickly, preventing vandals from getting any kind of exposure.”

People interested in volunteering to help remove graffiti on an ongoing basis are encouraged to contact Graffiti Removal Australia on 1300 665 310 or info@graffitiremovalday.org.au.