Borough council responds after residents raise town centre graffiti concerns
- Credit: Neil Boyle
Potters Bar residents have expressed concerns over the increasing amount of graffiti in the town centre.
A number of readers contacted the WHT about the graffiti in Darkes Lane, which has been sprayed onto shop shutters and planters.
One reader said: “Residents have been asking councillors to get this sorted, but we are just being told police are looking into and nothing more.
“The town is slipping into a bad state with loads of empty shops, and this is doing nothing to encourage new businesses to set up here.”
Hertsmere Borough Council has now responded to the concerns.
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“The graffiti on shop fronts along Darkes Lane in Potters Bar is on private property and is the responsibility of the owners to remove,” said a spokeswoman.
“The planter is owned by Hertfordshire County Council and we have reported the graffiti to them.
“Residents can report graffiti and other issues online at www.hertsmere.gov.uk – or by calling 020 8207 2277.”
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