Government efforts to rid communities of the scourge of graffiti has taken a step forward, as a range of new measures to tackle the perpetrators and clean up the environment come into force.
New anti-graffiti measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 include:
· Powers for local authorities to issue penalty notices for graffiti and fly-posting
· Powers for local authorities to remove graffiti from 'street furniture', such as phone boxes
· A ban on sales of aerosol paints to under-16s.
The measures will equip local councils, police, housing officers, environmental health officers and others with the tools they need to deal with this type of anti-social behaviour which impacts on communities across the country.
The City Centre Business Forum has put out a call to citizens of Brighton to stand up and be counted by joining a team of volunteers to clean up our streets. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact Soozie Campbell on 01273 380040 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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