As you’ll see in this same area, removing the graffiti always leaves a blank canvas, which just invites more! Screen planting, legal graffiti and education all all needed in the long run.
Got any street issues visit www.fixmystreet.com
Or report to your local council -Cardiff Council Tel:02920872087
Always ask for and retain a ‘Reference Number’. Your issue could be resolved!
A campaign to remove visual litter (graffiti and tags) from our streets. Got any street issues visit www.fixmystreet.com , it could be resolved!
The trouble with tagging and graffiti is it’s like over-littered areas and readily gets added to.
"It’s there already, so it doesn’t matter if I do it!"
We’ve become so used to seeing it that we stop acknowledging it’s presence and start perceiving it as normal and acceptable.
Visual litter will remain as a recurrent and accumulative issue on our streets if it’s not removed as quickly as possible by councils, private businesses or the willing community.
It will remain a cyclic issue, perpetuating the degradation of the quality of our community’s environment.
Councilors often like to gain political favor by the removal of graffiti, time and time again, without ever addressing the preventative measures of education.
Quote: "The council’s policy is to remove racist and offensive graffiti within
24 hours of it being reported".
This will remain a cyclic issue, perpetuating the degradation of the quality of our community’s environment if these preventative measures are not put in place!
The Canton Green Party suggests running relevant mentor led projects within our schools and communities.
Organizations like: "Peaceful Progress" a Cardiff based Graffiti Arts Group
web site- www.peacefulprogress.co.uk
Who are a professional aerosol art company based in Cardiff.
Teaching in schools and youth centres across south wales as well as producing high quality murals for private and commercial clients.
They are currently on the outlook for public problem walls, especially graffiti vandalism or fly-postering.
So far they have tackled a few problem areas in Roath where fly posters and graffiti was a problem, since they have created their artwork on the walls, all vandalism has stopped.
Their service is free of charge as long as the wall is situated in a high visibility area and that their artists have artistic license over the content of the mural.
Please check out their work via their photo stream on flickr or visit their websites:
Organizations such as this and others, could, would and do instill
"A right time, right place ethos".