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Chafford Hundred mum and son clean up graffiti at toddlers’ play park

PUBLISHED: 17:25 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:42 25 November 2015

Chafford Hundred resident Carmel Vellas son, aged 12,  cleaning the graffiti

Chafford Hundred resident Carmel Vellas son, aged 12, cleaning the graffiti

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Offensive graffiti scrawled over slides and swings at a toddlers’ play park in Rainbow Road has been removed by residents.

A local mother, Carmel Vella, and her 12-year-old son, cleaned the graffiti the day after it was reported to the council.

One resident wrote on Chafford Hundred’s Neighbourhood Watch page on Facebook: “Feel so let down the council didn’t clean it off first thing.”

But Thurrock Council praised the residents for their swift action in cleaning up the abusive graffiti.

A spokesperson said: “The council were not able to identify the park in the first instance and returned later once they had specifically identified the location.

“The community in the meantime cleaned the offensive graffiti for which the council is very grateful.”

Carmel Vella added: “My boy and I cleaned it. It took less then five minutes with a magic eraser.”

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