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 Graffiti Removed in Big Ilkeston Clean Up
Posted: Dec 18 2007, 05:34 PM


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Graffiti removed in ‘Big Ilkeston Clean-Up’

Ilkeston’s Gallows Playing Field was given a new look earlier this month – thanks to a clean up which saw graffiti removed from the site.

Volunteers turned out in force to take part in the community ‘makeover’ event on 17th November as part of the Big Derbyshire Clean-Up – a countywide campaign to improve life in local communities.

The Gallows play equipment was cleaned of graffiti by a team of volunteers which included representatives from Erewash Community Safety Partnership, Derbyshire Constabulary, Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash campaign, Councillor Michelle Booth and local residents.

Erewash Community Safety Partnership worked with the public to identify two areas that would benefit from having an autumn clean – and in Ilkeston the Larklands / Gallows areas were targeted for some tender loving care with a two-day clean-up on 16th and 17th November 2007.

Funding for the clean-ups across Derbyshire has been provided by Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership.

The Big Derbyshire Clean-up Campaign sees dedicated teams of police, council and community safety partnership staff working alongside local people, schools and organisations to make a real difference to their communities.

Issues such as litter, graffiti and anti-social behaviour are being tackled, while footpaths are being cleared and many more improvements are underway.

Events were also held in Long Eaton during the summer and individual projects across the county have already been voted a big success and have boosted community spirit.

Cleaning up sites has an immediate and visible impact on communities and by regenerating certain areas it is helping local residents to feel safer and to feel proud about where they live.

The Community Safety Partnership was created as a result of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, under which the Police Force, County Council, Borough Council, Derbyshire Police Authority, Primary Care Trust and the Fire & Rescue Service have to work together to cut crime and disorder.

Funding for Community Safety Partnership activity is provided by Derbyshire County Council, through the Local Area Agreement district community safety grant, Derbyshire Police through the Basic Command Unit fund and through the Erewash Borough Council community safety budget.

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