We aim to remove graffiti within 2 working days. If the graffiti is 2 metres or more above the ground or in a place that's difficult to access, this sometimes takes longer.
If the graffiti is abusive, obscene or racist, we'll remove it within 24 hours.
Fines for graffiti
There are no legal sites for graffiti within the borough and all graffiti is considered criminal damage under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. People caught in the act of graffiti or intending to cause graffiti can receive an on-the-spot fine called a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £80.
If a person is taken to court, the fine could be up to £2,500, or they may even face a prison term.