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Pupils in graffiti clean up

CHILDREN from Gilbertstone Primary School in South Yardley teamed up with their local police team to remove graffiti from the neighbourhood last week.

CHILDREN from Gilbertstone Primary School in South Yardley teamed up with their local police team to remove graffiti from the neighbourhood last week.

Officers from Acocks Green police station were joined by six children from the school’s student council as part of the clean-up, after the children had raised concerns about signs of anti-social behaviour in the area.

The youngsters felt that graffiti was becoming an issue in the area and something needed to be done.

Police community support officer Elly Ako-Agugua took part in the clean up and felt the day was a success.

“We are working with members of the local community to tackle the issues that matter most to them. After speaking to pupils at the school they identified graffiti as a priority in the area, so we are joining forces to resolve this issue.

“The clean-up demonstrates that graffiti and other forms of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in the area.

“It demonstrates how the police, local businesses and the community can work together to tackle the issues that affect their community.”

All of the cleaning equipment was kindly donated by Wilkinsons - a retail outlet in the Acocks Green village.

As well as working to reduce crime, neighbourhood officers have future activities planned with the school to improve the quality of life for residents living in the area.

 

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