THE Neighbourhood Centre in Russell Street will be the focus when Graffiti Removal Day is held in Bathurst this Sunday.
Local co-ordinator Chris Bennett, from Bathurst Rotary Club, has made it his mission to get rid of graffiti around the city in recent years and is hoping Sunday's event will aid that cause.
Mr Bennett has a van fitted out with all the equipment required to remove graffiti from different surfaces and has cleaned up nearly 70 sites around Bathurst.
"We have only had two repeats of graffiti after it has been removed," he said. "It's starting to make the place look respectable."
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Mr Bennett plans to get started at the Neighbourhood Centre around noon this Sunday, October 27 and those who would like to help out are asked to contact him beforehand on 0418 646 444.
As well, he is happy for those who have graffiti to contact him and he will log the location and remove it.
Graffiti Removal Day organisers say volunteers have removed more than 141,000 square metres of graffiti, saving the community $10.4 million, since the event started in 2012.
The focus for Graffiti Removal Day this year is not only on removing graffiti, but encouraging community groups to come up with creative ideas to stop it coming back - such as murals or planting trees.
Graffiti Removal Day organisers are running a competition to find the best mural in NSW and offering a $1000 first prize.
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