They are called the “graffiti grannies.”
Clutching canisters of green spray paint, a group of pensioners in Manchester takes to the streets and marks every pothole or uneven sidewalk that might be treacherous, and then challenges the city council to bring in the pavers.
The activism of the year-old group, officially named the Levenshulme Inspired Task Force, doesn’t stop there. When an elderly man in a wheelchair wet himself after several shopkeepers on the city’s main street refused his requests to use the bathroom, members of the group launched the “Caught Short” campaign. Some in their 80s, they knocked on dozens of shopkeepers’ doors and asked who would say “no” next time. They then published a leaflet, essentially a “where-to-go” guide complete with information on wheelchair accessibility.
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