Negatively affecting the morale of neighbourhoods, graffiti often causes further mischievous acts to take place—while also depleting a community’s beauty. In response to this, the City of Surrey’s Crime Reduction Strategy has identified “zero tolerance for graffiti” as an avenue towards creating safe and prosperous communities.
SCPS’ anti-graffiti program has been in operation since 1996, providing 16 years of committed service in Surrey and its numerous communities. Working with Surrey Parks, Recreation and Culture, and Bylaws Enforcement, we support Surrey’s efforts to eradicate graffiti through our cost-effective program.
The Society has also worked with the Minister of the Attorney General’s youth coordinators on a number of projects, and has been part of the joint South Surrey/White Rock Youth Advisory Committee and the School District’s Anti Vandalism Advisory Committee. The AG program has accepted hundreds of students for work placement experience.
The funding grant from the City of Surrey enables us to provide a paid coordinator to run the program. We provide a van and operating expense: paint, brushes and supplies, including a power washer and powerful graffiti removers. Donors such as General Paint and Product Care supply the program with paint at a discount.