Crew streets ahead in war on graffiti

Getting rid of children's miscreant street art is all in a day's work for a Clive company's maintenance crews, pictured in a swoop on etchings which appeared overnight on the pavement of a Napier's school's new street crossing.

The crew from formwork concreting company CPM Concrete laid the paving for Maraenui Bi-Lingual School's new Kea crossing last Thursday, and were back at 7am the next day removing the signatures which had been scratched into the concrete.

Company director Robbie Gale said it's a regular problem as the company's crews carry out their work for the Napier City Council and Hastings District Council.

School may be out for the summer, but that hasn't curbed the creative instincts of children with a penchant for street art, like signature touches to new paving down the road.

The crossing in Geddis Ave was approved by the Napier council three months ago, and is expected to be operating with patrols early in the new school term.

It replaces another crossing a few metres away in Bledisloe Rd.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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