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City furthering graffiti removal program

Lloydminster is developing plans for the future of the graffiti removal program.

This year’s graffiti removal event is coming to a close and Manager of Social Programs and Services for The City Patrick Lancaster says that the amount of this year’s volunteers has surpassed expectations.

“The Graffiti clean up is going absolutely amazing. We got way more kids than we were anticipating coming out and volunteering their time. We have made a significant dent in the graffiti along those bike trails.”

The event has brought in 25 volunteers in total. Lancaster expects the graffiti along the trail near 31 Street and 55 Avenue to be mostly clear by the end of August.

“We will have a significant portion of it completed. There are properties where residents have declined to give us permission to take on the graffiti or we haven’t been able to get in contact with them.”

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The City and the Youth Centre will be continuing the event next year with other walkways in the community. Lancaster says that there aren’t any plans of tackling multiple areas at once yet.

“There are other bike trails within the city we haven’t had a chance to look at them in detail. We are thinking we may have some conversations with some local businesses in town that have been affected by graffiti.”

The program has two dates left in 2018 on August 2nd and 23rd.

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