Across the road I noticed a man painting out graffiti. He then moved his truck over to the front of our house, and I went out to check. Sure enough, he was there to paint out graffiti that was put on the lamp standard some time ago. I hadn’t thought it was worth phoning the Council about, but am pleased it has now been removed.
Clem told me that he worked as a volunteer graffiti removal person for five years, then was given a paid role by the Council. He likes to work on Saturday mornings because the streets are quieter then. He paints over the whole bottom of the pole so that if there’s any future graffiti it’s an easy task to just paint that patch. Clem is a friendly, conscientious person, concerned about the young men who have no better creative outlet than to vandalise public areas.
“It’s good to know that folk like Clem
work with the Council’s strategem.”