IN last week's edition of the Solihull News we featured an article regarding the presence of graffiti in Solihull.
Following on from this, Solihull Council has issued a statement about the problem blighting the borough.
Ann Habens, acting head of crime and disorder reduction at Solihull Community Housing, said: "Graffiti of any kind whether it is on public or private property is unacceptable, and we know that it can have a damaging effect on the way people feel about the area where they live and whether or not they feel safe. We will and have painted out graffi
ti on telephone cabinets with the help of young offenders and our Environment Champions.
"However, we have limited resources to maintain this type of work on private property, and we are currently working hard with owners Virgin Media to agree a sustainable solution."
Solihull Council has undertaken a raft of measures to address the problem of graffiti in the borough including the launch of an Environmental Champions Scheme which sees people of all ages monitoring and removing graffiti in their area and an Anti Graffiti Campaign which encouraged school pupils to 'blag a tagger ' in return for a £50 voucher.
If you have a problem with graffiti call the hotline for information on 0121 717 1580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ..SUPL: