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Can you help catch seafront graffiti vandals?
3:50pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are being urged to help council bosses catch graffiti vandals who have targeted Clacton seafront.
Tendring Council said it has already started the clean-up at a kiosk on the Lower Promenade follwing a spate of incidents.
Nick Turner, cabinet member for the environment, said police have been made aware of the problem and that the council is increasing patrols of community wardens, as well as extending CCTV coverage in a bid to catch the culprits.
He appealed for the public’s help to trace those responsible.
“We are circulating photographs of the graffiti in the hopes that someone will recognise the tag and tell us who is behind this vandalism,” he said.
“I know that this approach has been successful in the Frinton and Walton area and we will do all we can to find out who is doing this put a stop to it.”
Mr Turner said a great deal of hard work and effort has been carried out to improve Clacton’s seafront by both the council and the private businesses.
“Our seafronts are a major part of our tourism offer and we have had many positive comments about how they have received a significant facelift over recent years,” he said.
“Our private sector partners have played their part in working with us on this initiative and we are not prepared to have this spoilt by a spate of graffiti.”
The tags have also be sprayed on public car parks in the town.
Mr Turner added that priority will be given to removing any offensive words, but said all sites will be dealt with and redecorated before the start of the tourist season.
Anyone with information about the culprits is urged to call Clacton Police or Tendring Council on 01255 686662 or 686681.