Man removes graffiti from shop front.

Croydon to stop removing non-offensive graffiti

Croydon Council has announced that it will no longer remove non-offensive graffiti from public places in an effort to save money.

The Council, which is under investigation for its financial decisions over previous years has made various cuts to council services over the past couple of months including redundancies and the disbanding of their dedicated graffiti removal team back in December.

The removal of graffiti will now fall onto the Council’s already spread thin Highways team.

The Council agreed that offensive graffiti should be removed, however they would not be making any efforts to remove non-offensive graffiti.

The Council clarified that they would contact land owners if the offensive graffiti was on private land, with it being their responsibility to remove it.

At a meeting earlier in the week, cabinet member for sustainable Croydon, Cllr Muhammad Ali, said:

“Under the streamlined service we have reviewed our approach to graffiti in the borough.

“The priority will be offensive graffiti on council land and this will be defined by graffiti using racist or inflammatory images, used as an attack against a group or individual and also graffiti using swear words, sexually explicit or obscene words and images.”

PSE Aug/Sep 21

PSE Aug/Sep 21

Cornish Housing Crisis

Our August/September 2021 edition of PSE explores some of the challenges and successes we’re seeing in our public sector, as leaders and innovators from across the UK sharing how they’ve overcome barriers and furthered their services. From innovative retrofitting in the West Midlands to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s climate change plea, through to apprenticeship scheme success in Redcar & Cleveland, dive in and explore fascinating stories from across the sector

Videos...

View all videos
#PSE365: Digtial Transformation in association with Cisco

Be A Part Of It!

14th October 2021
PSE365: Digital Transformation in association with Cisco

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

Magazine Feature

Keep communities at the heart of planning

Chris Borg, NALC policy manager

Chris Borg discusses the Planning for the Future white paper and explains the importance of residents and local councils having a say when it comes to planning

More articles...

View all