FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

08 October 2021

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please list/provide me with:

 

·         The number of pieces of graffiti that have had to be removed in your local authority area in each of the last ten years?

·         The total cost of removing graffiti in each of the last ten years?



East Herts Council Response

29 October 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Year

£ by Yr

Count by Yr

2014

42.93

1

2015

419.47

4

2016

556.47

36

2017

482.16

17

2018

209.98

9

2019

390.49

13

2020

342.20

21

2021

440.52

28

Grand Total

2884.22

129

   

This table provides the total occurrences of graffiti requiring inspection on Council owned open spaces that needed to be removed.

From this total (between 2014 and 2021), 28 were found to be on private property (adjacent to Council land) and were notified to the landowner to arrange removal.

   

These records include only those occurrences of graffiti that have been reported to the Council by residents or discovered during routine Council open space inspections.

These totals do not include graffiti that is removed by our grounds maintenance contractor during their routine open space inspections as they are not required to record these.

   

The costs relate only to those occurrences where the grounds contractor has been required to attend to remove graffiti in addition to their routine visits.  All other graffiti removal is carried out for an overall price to inspect, clean and make safe.

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.