The Anti-Graffiti Initiative
Despite ending up with an unwanted Gareth Southgate (full story) the first Graffiti Clean Up Day in Chiswick was a massive success with a huge turnout by local people. Inspector Mike Nicholls sees initiatives like this as a key part of local policing. The Chiswick Area Committee part funded the scheme with a £500 grant. Hounslow council have been so encouraged by the popularity of the scheme that they are considering setting up a permanent unit.
Why remove graffiti?
has been shown that if graffiti is left on property, it will;
in America have shown that the quick removal of graffiti is very discouraging
to the 'artist'. A graffiti 'artist' wants their work to be seen by as
many people as possible in the most prominent areas. Swift removal takes
this from them and may deter them from continuing in that area.