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Graffiti and Vandalism
There were 121 reported cases of graffiti in the borough during 2014/2015.
Criminal Damage Act 1971:- If you are caught graffiti writing, you may be prosecuted under this Act.
If the value of criminal damage exceeds £5,000 the maximum penalty for those aged 18 or over is 10 years imprisonment. For those aged 12-17 years the maximum custodial penalty is a detention and training order of up to 24 months. Where the damage is less than £5,000 the maximum sentence is three months' imprisonment or a fine of £2,500 for adult offenders.
We aim to clear graffiti off all council structures within the following timescales :-
- Offensive : within 1 working day
- Non-offensive : within 5 working days
The Council has a responsibility to repair damage or vandalism to publicly owned land or buildings, for example, public conveniences, pavilions, public litter / dog waste bins.