City Council wants to wipe out graffiti

Press Release: 25/04/2008

Graffiti on a wall

Winchester residents can now take advantage of a new online facility for reporting street graffiti.

City Council wardens, responsible for dealing with incidents of street graffiti in Winchester, have launched the online facility as part of a concerted effort by the City Council to tackle graffiti and to work with the police to catch offenders.

Commenting on the new initiative, Robert Heathcock, Head of Environment, said:

“We know that this is an emotive issue within the City and we therefore strive to respond to requests as quickly as possible.

All of our wardens are equipped with specialised cleaning kits to deal with various surfaces. We also have the option to call in specialist companies to deal with more complex cases of graffiti on historic buildings or sensitive surfaces.

This new facility will compliment our regular street patrols and allow the public to report a problem anytime of the day.”

Anyone wishing to report graffiti should visit and complete the online form.

As well as the new online reporting facility, a telephone reporting service is also available to residents on 01962 840222 (9am to 5pm).