Ta-ta, tasteless tags

LOOK, NO GRAFFITI: Mayor Jenny Dowell cleans up.
LOOK, NO GRAFFITI: Mayor Jenny Dowell cleans up.

SOME graffiti is so good that people come to town to marvel at it. Lismore's Back Alley Gallery and the PRIDE mural at Spinks Park are testament to this.

But other wall-scrawlings are not so engaging. Last Sunday, Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell gloved up, gathered a team of volunteers, and set out to clean up some of the prominent town sites where taggers have been having field days: near the Ballina Street bridge, on the Kadina overpass, and on a long fence on Molesworth Street.

Council was supporting Graffiti Removal Day, a joint initiative of the State Government and Rotary Down Under.

"It's part of our ongoing commitment to reduce tagging and vandalism in the Lismore area," Cr Dowell said.

"It's very frustrating for our community, businesses and council that there are a few thoughtless people who do such mindless damage to both public and private property.

"It makes our town look untidy, and creates unnecessary expense for our ratepayers."

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