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Help Stop Graffiti Vandalism •

Retain any unused fence paint in case you need it to cover graffiti vandalism.

Remove graffiti vandalism immediately.

Remove graffiti vandalism from unpainted walls or fences by sanding or water blasting.

Protect the driveway and footpath from paint drops with a cloth or cover.

The chemicals in graffiti removal products can be hazardous so always wear protective clothing including a mask. Store out of children’s reach.

Fresh graffiti may be removed using methylated spirits, turpentine, paint stripper, graffiti removal products or even oven cleaner. Test first on a small area.

How to deter graffiti vandalism Graffiti vandalism has a negative impact on communities if it is not promptly removed. One tag ignored will attract more vandalism and anti-social behaviour. If your property is continuously hit by graffiti vandals, there are steps you can take to prevent it:

police immediately on 111. Adopt-a-Spot programme The aim of the Adopt-a-spot programme is to form a strong partnership between Auckland Council and communities by working together with property owners to prevent graffiti vandalism. Any person, community group or business association can volunteer to adopt a spot (any size area) in their neighbourhood to help keep it graffiti free. Volunteers will be supplied free materials and equipment for prompt graffiti removal. To join the Adopt-a-spot programme or get information about preventing graffiti vandalism contact Auckland Council on 09 301 0101 or visit www. aucklandcouncil. govt.nz Contacts: To report graffiti vandalism, become a volunteer or seek advice call Auckland Council on 09 301 0101. If you see a graffiti vandal in action: Call Police on 111 Other contacts for reporting graffiti vandalism:

Plant a hedge, shrubs or hanging plants in front of the fence or wall.

Increase visibility at night by installing lighting.

Consider using motion sensors.

Adshel bus shelters...............0800 802 999

Install video surveillance cameras. The possibility of being caught on film is a good deterrent.

Police (non urgent):

Graffiti vandalism is a crime. If you see any suspicious activity, report it to the

Vector ..................................0508 832 867 Chorus .................................0800 222 638 Motorway ..............................09 5200 200

Waitemata District HQ ..........09 488 9750 Auckland City District HQ .....09 302 6400 Counties/Manukau HQ ..........09 261 1300 Page 53

Rodney District Neighbourhood Support, December 2015