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Graffiti artists find their work blitzed by high-pressure sprayers in clean-up

Thursday 27th January 2022

GRAFFITI artists' unsightly scrawlings are set to be sprayed into oblivion as part of a programme to spruce up local communities.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has eradicated 30 instances of street art in areas including West Malling, Walderslade, Snodland and Aylesford.

Local company GB Ltd is using high-pressure washing equipment to blitz walls, signs, bridges, bins, bus stops, footpaths, planters and telephone exchange boxes. 

TMBC says it is part of the ‘Welcome back’ scheme, aiming to make high streets attractive to visitors and residents, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cabinet Member for Technical and Waste Services, Cllr Piers Montague says: “Some of the graffiti in the borough is highly visible with offensive language and could have a negative impact on communities as life gets back to normal. I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to rid these areas of graffiti and I hope it brings positive results for local businesses.”

The ‘Welcome Back’ scheme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.