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News - 8 October 2004

Volunteers To Rid The City Of Graffiti

An army of 30 volunteers is gathering in preparation for a major blitz on Brighton’s graffiti on 19 October. The City Centre Business Forum is working in partnership with the Business Community Partnership (BCP) to organise a one-day event focused on cleaning up graffiti in some of the key hot spots in the city.

The BCP has enlisted the help of staff members of local energy supplier EDF Energy. The effort is part of Brighton and Hove City Cares, a structured employee volunteering programme that enables employers to put something back into the city and improve their business performance by giving staff time off in order to undertake projects in partnership with the local community Denise Young, (Brighton and Hove City Cares Co-ordinator) at BCP, says, “This is a fantastic opportunity for EDF Energy and its employees to show how much they care about our city whilst benefiting from excellent team-building opportunities and developing new skills Brighton and Hove City Cares regularly brokers events such as this and if you would like to engage your company with the local community, we would be delighted to help you. Please contact Denise Young on 01273 770075 for more details”

The Business Forum initiated the project and will be hosting the event and providing refreshments for the day. Aquarius Solutions who supply the cleaning materials and equipment have agreed to provide a training session in the morning and be on hand all day to provide expertise and fresh supplies where necessary.

City centre manager, Soozie Campbell, says, “We are very excited that this project is coming together. We plan to go through the city cleaning off graffiti from the shops, restaurants and cafes. We will focus on the North Laine initially as this is a particularly badly affected area. We will also leave each trader with a graffiti buster box and instructions to clean up immediately after any future attack.”

The Business Forum conducts a graffiti survey across the city several times a year. Since it began enlisting volunteers in June this year the level of graffiti has fallen by 20%. This is due in part to the work of the volunteers but also to an ongoing campaign to encourage shopkeepers to do their bit by cleaning their own premises.

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