Graffiti targeted across Newcastle to tackle anti-social behaviour

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The cleanup effort has been ongoing since February.

A new graffiti removal team is working across Newcastle to keep high streets and busy areas clean and tidy.

Around 150 pieces of graffiti have been removed since Feburary from areas such as Benwell, Elswick, Byker and Heaton.

Newcastle City Council

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The new team is funded by the Council’s Better Lives, Safer Communities programme, where an extra £1.5m is being invested in a raft of projects to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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Cllr Jane Byrne, Newcastle City Council Cabinet member for a Connected, Clean City, said: “Graffiti is unsightly, it makes people feel unsafe and can lead to further crime taking place.

“Tackling graffiti is an ongoing battle but with our additional team we are proactively removing more in high footfall areas and on our high streets, making the areas more attractive for residents and visitors.

“Everyone deserves to live in an area they are proud of and I am delighted to see the new team is already making a visible difference to our communities to create a safer, cleaner city for everyone.”

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