|22 March 2000|
Campaign To Fight Graffiti To Be Launched
A reformed tagger will be among speakers when a city-wide campaign to fight graffiti is launched next week.
He will outline the problem from his perspective.
Christchurchs Mayor, Garry Moore will launch the campaign on Wednesday 29 March at 2pm in the first-floor foyer at the Civic Offices, Tuam Street.
Various organisations are involved in the campaign: Housing NZ, Police, Orion NZ Ltd, the Christchurch Safer Community Council, Serco, Telecom, and the Christchurch City Council.
As well as the various speakers at the campaign launch, there will be the announcement of a special Hotline telephone number for use by residents to report cases of graffiti.
Late last year the City Council decided to tackle graffiti in the city by providing finance for the employment of two co-ordinators, one pro-active in relation to the graffiti problem and the other reactive.
Members of the steering committee will be available for interview.
The campaign will be geared to clean up graffiti as quickly as possible following notification of the tagging. Details of this will also be given at the launch.
Jan McLauchlan, of the Christchurch Safer Community Committee, and chairwoman of the Graffiti Campaigns steering committee: 377 2262.