Join fight against vandalism in Take Pride campaignBy Jennie Slevin
December 11, 2012
People in Bracknell are being urged to take pride in the borough in an initiative to stop vandalism.
The scheme, which encourages volunteers to take pride in their neighbourhoods, hopes to clear up and reduce graffiti in affected areas, including Martins Heron, Harmans Water and The Warren.
Nigel Dumbrell, chair of Graffiti Working Group which is part of the Neighbourhood Action Group, said: “We’ve had support from corporate businesses, police, council members and residents.
“The project has let people work together with their neighbours and see the area they live in looking nice and clean.
“Some even said they feel safer and less vulnerable now the walls are graffiti free.”
He added: “We’ve now placed a CCTV camera in the alleyway which runs alongside Martins Heron train station.
“Volunteers also planted prickly shrubbery against the walls so that, when they grow, the walls will be difficult to get to.”
Councillor Michael Gbadebo, who managed to get 3M to give the group an annual supply of cleaning products, said: “We should be encouraging big businesses to work together with us to do something good for the borough and promoting our town.”
For more information about the Graffiti Working Group email email@example.com.