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'The writing is on the wall' for graffiti in Hart and Rushmoor

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'The writing is on the wall' for graffiti in Hart and Rushmoor

Published at 4:23pm 11th February 2020.

The writing is on the wall for graffiti in North Hampshire. 

Residents are being urged to report any vandalism around Hart and Rushmoor so it can be removed as part of a crackdown next month.

Pieces of graffiti are cleaned off walls, buildings and fences during Graffiti Focus Week, which takes place across the area each year.

It has been organised by the Safer North Hampshire community safety team.

Residents can report graffiti by email to communitysafetyteam@communitysafetynh.org, by phone to 01252 774476 or online.

The clean-up coincides with the Great British Spring Clean month.

Graffiti on public property is legally considered as criminal damage and is expensive to remove.

Anyone with information about individuals causing graffiti is asked to report it to the police’s non-emergency 101 phone number or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Councillor Simon Bound, chairman of the Safer North Hampshire Partnership, said Graffiti Focus Week is a good example of communities working together:

“Communities are safer and stronger when people work together to improve things.

"I urge everyone to report any graffiti in their community so we can remove it to make our neighbourhoods better for all.”

The following tips may also help reduce the risk of graffiti to property:

  • Plant climbing shrubs on exposed brick walls
  • Plant hedges in front of wooden fences
  • Install security lighting
  • Report any graffiti by calling 101