‘Majorproblem’ with graffiti says resident
Complaints after private property is defaced
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