Sunday, August 7, 2011
I definitely haven't given up
I'm only looking at the blog about once every few weeks at present, so if you leave a comment, it might take a while to come out of moderation. That doesn't mean I've given up - each of these collages is a representation of what I reported over a two week period - each collage covers one week. Lots of abandoned cars and graffiti.
The good thing is that most of these cars have been towed away and the bulk of the graffiti has been removed. The only graffiti left is that on a Housing Commission block - I'm interested to see how long it takes to get rid of it.
The gellato in the bottom right hand corner is what I treated myself to after walking around and photographing all those abandoned cars and vandalised items.
I also attended our quarterly CSPC (Community Safety Precinct Community) meeting last week - that's a combined Police/Council affair that any member of the public is welcome to attend. What was interesting is that the Police have recently caught a few vandals, and are hoping that will lead them to catching a few more. That's great news - whether the justice system actually convinces the vandals to stop vandalising is another matter. The Police can only do so much. I had almost nothing to say about vandalism - but a representative from a local housing association had a lot more to say, complaining that they are spending tens of thousands of dollars per year cleaning up after vandals on their housing estate. Nice to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way about vandalism.
If it's not your property, don't mess with it. How hard is that to understand?