Graffiti - reporting and removal
To report an incidence of graffiti use our graffiti report online form
The Council is responsible for removing graffiti from council-owned land and public property. We aim to remove all offensive, racist and abusive graffiti within 48 hours of it being reported to us. All other incidents of graffiti should be removed within one month. Areas on or close to main roads, main town areas and schools will be given priority.
We are not responsible for the removal of graffiti on telephone boxes, railway structures or private property. We are working in partnership with the main utility companies to remove graffiti from utlity boxes.We will pass any reports we receive to the relevant company or landowner.
We may be able to assist you with removing graffiti from your private property (domestic households only). If you want us to remove graffiti from your property, you must complete the Graffiti removal disclaimer and return it to email@example.com before we can advise you or have the work carried out.
As part of the Cleaner Borough Campaign we lend community groups, residents and businesses graffiti removal kits and graffiti wipes. These can be used by anyone wishing to remove small-scale graffiti themselves. If you would like a kit to tackle graffiti in your area, contact the Waste Services Team.