Concern over park shelter graffiti

PUBLISHED: 10:16 08 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:16 08 July 2013

The shelter at pictureseque Phear Park which has been blighted by graffiti. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 4202-25-13AW

The shelter at pictureseque Phear Park which has been blighted by graffiti. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 4202-25-13AW

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Unsightly graffiti vandalism in Phear Park has been condemned by the Mayor of Exmouth, who says it impacts the whole town.

As can be seen on this page, a shelter in the park has been particularly targeted by vandals.

On seeing the damage, Exmouth mayor John Humphreys said: “When there are so many people around doing so many good things it just seems bizarre that anybody would want to deface their own public property.

“It’s a waste of time, effort and money for those who bought the paint and carried it out - as well as for those who have to clean it up.

“The bill for that falls on the residents of our town - and there are plenty of much more worthwhile things we could use that money for.”

Responsibility for clearing graffiti falls to East Devon District Council’s Street Scene team.

An EDDC spokesman said: “Graffiti is an ongoing problem at this spot. The shelter will be repainted in the near future as part of a routine programme of maintenance.”

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