Graffiti is a problem worldwide. It is classed as criminal damage and is therefore a crime.
It can be offensive, but by working together we can try and wipe the majority of it out and deal with the offenders. Regulations under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 enable local authorities in England and Wales to issue £80 on-the-spot fines for graffiti.
South Essex Homes is committed to removing overtly offensive graffiti from wherever it occurs within 24 hours and within 7 days for non-offensive graffiti. South Essex Homes has an anti-graffiti squad, which patrol the area in the company’s mobile graffiti removal unit, steam cleaning graffiti which has been reported by residents and the caretaking team.
South Essex Homes work with the Police to record and share details of graffiti and "tags" or signatures and will seek damages where Council owned sites are defaced.
How to report it
Contact South Essex Homes on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 833163.
Or the Caretaking team on email@example.com