‘Ma­jor­prob­lem’ with graf­fiti says res­i­dent

Com­plaints af­ter pri­vate prop­erty is de­faced

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By: Holly As­ton News@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @hol­ly­jadeas­ton

A large amount of graf­fiti has been spot­ted in Or­ton Water­ville. Two junc­tion boxes, one in The Or­chards and Va­lence Road, and the side and rear of the shop­ping pa­rade in ChurchStreet, have­been­sub­ject to graf­fiti.

There have also been com­plaints of fences and brick walls be­ing de­faced in Or­ton Gold­hay, es­pe­cially sur­round­ing The Maples re­tire­ment homes.

Mick Rus­sell, of Bard­ney, Or­tonGold­hay, said: “Thereis a ma­jor prob­lem with graf­fiti in the Or­tons, as soon as one is painted over an­other lot ap­pears.

“Fences and walls all the way through Or­ton are cov­ered, even new build­ings.”

A spokesper­son from Amey­said:“Thereis­graf­fi­tion­the garages, side wall of the hair stu­dio and some on the BT/ Vir­gin me­dia boxes - which are all pri­vately owned.

“We have made the en­vi­ron­men­tal team aware of the is­sue, in the hope they can iden­tify the prop­erty own­ers so a so­lu­tion can be achieved.

“As the graf­fiti is lo­cated on pri­vate prop­erty, it is the land owner’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to ar­range re­moval, which we at Amey can as­sist with if agreed.”

Ac­ity coun­cil spokes­woman said: “The pre­ven­tion and en­force­mentser­vi­ce­pro­vides more re­sources to be able to deal with the is­sues that im­pact on res­i­dents’ qual­ity of life such as graf­fiti.

“From Septem­ber of­fi­cers work­ing in the ser­vice will be multi-skilled and­will pos­sess the pow­ers to en­force against a num­ber of is­sues in­clud­ing fly-tip­ping and graf­fiti.”

Graf­fiti at the side and rear of the shop­ping pa­rade at Church Drive , Or­ton Water­ville

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