‘Stop vandalising our village’ plea after vandals spray graffiti on street fittings, bus shelters and walls

Bournemouth Echo: A vandal’s graffiti in Burton A vandal’s graffiti in Burton

RESIDENTS in Burton have called on graffiti vandals to stop their scrawling after a recent spate of damage.

Villagers are apparently “fuming” about the recent vandalism sprayed on street fittings, say parish councillors, who discussed the matter at their last meeting.

Stencils of a bomb and other graffiti has appeared on street signs, electricity sub stations, walls and bus shelters over the last month.

The same bomb stencil can be seen in several locations around the village, near Christchurch.

Police posters have been put up in an effort to deter the vandals.

Cllr Colin Jamieson said: "We are very proud of our village and it is sad to see every piece of street furniture is scrawled on in such a mindless way.

“The cost to the community to make good this damage is excessive and, because the county council does not have surplus funds to spend on removal of graffiti, the cost may fall to the parish council and paid for by residents. I urge the police to make every effort to apprehend these people and seek community reparations."

Cllr David Flagg said: "I feel it iniquitous that residents should foot the bill for what would appear to be the antics of a mindless few.

“Our residents come out three times a year to clear up litter and there is a cost associated with this, to clear graffiti would cost thousands of pounds.”

Burton Parish Council chairman Judy Jamieson said: “This is simply wanton vandalism.”

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12:28pm Thu 5 Dec 13

saynomore says...

WE know that it is is simply wanton vandalism.So if these morons are caught hit them hard with a huge fine or a jail sentence,we need zero tolerance to nip future criminal acts in the bud,the government should follow the example of the previous Mayor of New York and show some balls for a change.
WE know that it is is simply wanton vandalism.So if these morons are caught hit them hard with a huge fine or a jail sentence,we need zero tolerance to nip future criminal acts in the bud,the government should follow the example of the previous Mayor of New York and show some balls for a change. saynomore

12:39pm Thu 5 Dec 13

High Treason says...

saynomore wrote:
WE know that it is is simply wanton vandalism.So if these morons are caught hit them hard with a huge fine or a jail sentence,we need zero tolerance to nip future criminal acts in the bud,the government should follow the example of the previous Mayor of New York and show some balls for a change.
WHAT! Have mummy and daddy making a claim for abusing their human rights because it would restrict their artistic development.
Much better to catch the scum and give them a good hiding and cover them with spray paint.
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: WE know that it is is simply wanton vandalism.So if these morons are caught hit them hard with a huge fine or a jail sentence,we need zero tolerance to nip future criminal acts in the bud,the government should follow the example of the previous Mayor of New York and show some balls for a change.[/p][/quote]WHAT! Have mummy and daddy making a claim for abusing their human rights because it would restrict their artistic development. Much better to catch the scum and give them a good hiding and cover them with spray paint. High Treason

12:57pm Thu 5 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

I like both the two previous suggestions.

But which do i like best?

Either way this sort of thing should be 'nipped in the bud' - we'll see how cool they think it is when they are doing 250 hours community care work (cleaning graffiti would be my preference) and paying a fine of £10 a week for the next 5 years.
I like both the two previous suggestions. But which do i like best? Either way this sort of thing should be 'nipped in the bud' - we'll see how cool they think it is when they are doing 250 hours community care work (cleaning graffiti would be my preference) and paying a fine of £10 a week for the next 5 years. scrumpyjack

2:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

TinyLegacy says...

Poor Burtonians. First 'boy racers' doing donuts on the dual carriageway and now this.
Poor Burtonians. First 'boy racers' doing donuts on the dual carriageway and now this. TinyLegacy

4:18pm Thu 5 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

TinyLegacy wrote:
Poor Burtonians. First 'boy racers' doing donuts on the dual carriageway and now this.
Have Burton employed a publicity manager,or are the Jamiesons trying to make a name for themselves.Is it a no go area.
[quote][p][bold]TinyLegacy[/bold] wrote: Poor Burtonians. First 'boy racers' doing donuts on the dual carriageway and now this.[/p][/quote]Have Burton employed a publicity manager,or are the Jamiesons trying to make a name for themselves.Is it a no go area. pete woodley

4:20pm Thu 5 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

TinyLegacy wrote:
Poor Burtonians. First 'boy racers' doing donuts on the dual carriageway and now this.
Have Burton employed a publicity manager,or are the Jamiesons trying to make a name for themselves.Is it a no go area.
[quote][p][bold]TinyLegacy[/bold] wrote: Poor Burtonians. First 'boy racers' doing donuts on the dual carriageway and now this.[/p][/quote]Have Burton employed a publicity manager,or are the Jamiesons trying to make a name for themselves.Is it a no go area. pete woodley

6:30pm Thu 5 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

I'll have a word with Banksy and tell him to stop frightening the natives....
I'll have a word with Banksy and tell him to stop frightening the natives.... O'Reilly

6:37pm Thu 5 Dec 13

mikeymagic says...

Can't help thinking that this story will be read as a challenge and probably make life worse! hopefully it will raise awareness though and people will get caught.
Can't help thinking that this story will be read as a challenge and probably make life worse! hopefully it will raise awareness though and people will get caught. mikeymagic

12:42am Fri 6 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

Look out for any one eyed hoodies. They will probably be the offspring of sheep.
Look out for any one eyed hoodies. They will probably be the offspring of sheep. BIGTONE

5:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Phixer says...

High Treason wrote:
saynomore wrote:
WE know that it is is simply wanton vandalism.So if these morons are caught hit them hard with a huge fine or a jail sentence,we need zero tolerance to nip future criminal acts in the bud,the government should follow the example of the previous Mayor of New York and show some balls for a change.
WHAT! Have mummy and daddy making a claim for abusing their human rights because it would restrict their artistic development.
Much better to catch the scum and give them a good hiding and cover them with spray paint.
Bring back the stocks with rotten tomatoes and bad eggs .
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: WE know that it is is simply wanton vandalism.So if these morons are caught hit them hard with a huge fine or a jail sentence,we need zero tolerance to nip future criminal acts in the bud,the government should follow the example of the previous Mayor of New York and show some balls for a change.[/p][/quote]WHAT! Have mummy and daddy making a claim for abusing their human rights because it would restrict their artistic development. Much better to catch the scum and give them a good hiding and cover them with spray paint.[/p][/quote]Bring back the stocks with rotten tomatoes and bad eggs [preferably hard boiled]. Phixer

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