Friday, 24 August 2007
As part of Clean Up The World Weekend (14 to 16 September) Thurrock Council wants to hear from local groups or associations are planning to take part and how the Council can help them.
Thurrock Council's Be Smart team can supply graffiti cleaning kits to groups and associations to help them tackle vandalism in their area. The kits include specially designed sprays for removing graffiti, gloves, goggles, a brush and a sponge. They are available via the council's website:
The kits are ideal to deal with small areas of graffiti that can be removed without the need for high-pressure washing.
Activities taking place on the weekend range from cleaning up coastlines, lakes, waterways, parks and city centres across the globe.
Councillor Garry Hague, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "Thurrock Council's Be Smart team to a great job keeping Thurrock clean.
"But this is a great chance to part of a global clean up, that will not only benefit us locally but throughout the country.
"Even if your group is not taking part in the weekend, why not get a kit and help ensure your neighbourhood is kept clean and tidy."
Last year the campaign brought together communities from a record number of 120 countries. Participation in each country ranged from the mobilisation of small community groups to national clean up campaigns.
For more information, visit the Clean Up The World Weekend web site