Recycling and rubbish

Graffiti

How we are tackling the problem of graffiti and how you can help us by reporting it.

Graffiti is against the law

The police or any officers authorised by the council can issue a fixed penalty notice of £80 for graffiti offences. 

It is termed as criminal damage which carries a maximum custodial sentence of ten years.

Graffiti is not just a criminal offence, it can also have a negative impact on the lives of those whose neighbourhoods, parks, and property are affected by it and every year we have to spend thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money removing it. 

Report it

We work closely with the police and others to identify and prosecute graffiti offenders. You can also help us to tackle the issue by reporting it.

  • using the Clean Islington app. Available for free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone via app stores
  • online through My eAccount
  • calling 020 7527 2000. 

Graffiti removal

All offensive graffiti such as abusive and racist graffiti will be removed within 24 hours. Most other graffiti will be removed within five working days.

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