January 7, 2009
Cost of tackling graffiti
and vandalism in Burnham rises to £11,000
anti-social behaviour in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge has cost
more than £11,000 during the last three months.
cost of removing graffiti and repairing vandalism has soared over
the last few months, according to new figures from Sedgemoor District
Council released on Wednesday (January 7th).
council works together with local police and other groups to share
information regarding anti-social behaviour in the district to
identify hotspots and tackle the problems.
such behaviour in the towns has, in the last 3 months alone, cost
an additional £11,000 to the agencies involved; money that
could otherwise have been used elsewhere, creating and improving
facilities for the young people in the district," said spokeswoman
part of the work addressing anti-social behaviour, Burnham and
Highbridge Town Council has joined forces with representatives
of the District Council and police to reduce such behaviour, including
speeding along The Esplanade, graffiti removal and vandalism.
can help the councils identify hotspots of anti-social behaviour
by calling Sedgemoor District Council's ASB Hotline on 0800 298
2009 24 hours a day. Should
a police response be necessary call 0845 456 7000 or, in an emergency,
available to the group include information letters, which are
sent to the parents of any minor who is causing or linked to an
incident. If problems continue, this may escalate to an ABC, a
contract between the offender, parents and police or housing agencies.
photo shows graffiti daubed across a garage in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea