In these hard times of public spending cuts that will indeed affect front line services in the UK (Francis Maude). Surely the huge amount of money expended on graffiti removal in London and across the UK would be better used to educate our children and heal our sick? Tower hamlets estimates that it costs £400,000 to remove graffiti from its streets, it states that graffiti across London cost £100 million to remove in 2002. Tower hamlets explains that “Graffiti can reduce property values and depress economic development.” surely they mean bankers.
The inspiration for this observation was the removal of the tag in the previous entry Tagger scum. It appeared over a weekend was stickered and was cleaned by Monday afternoon. The effort of all involved (except probably the tagger) beggars belief.
When Captain Shaunofski the new Jim Henson of the solar power animatronics asked me to decorate his bike at the wood festival a couple of weekends ago, i couldn’t resist. Hardly the bulldog bash but eventually we got told off for tagging the toilets.