Graffiti on public property is unsightly and is considered to be vandalism. It lowers the quality of an area's environment, encourages other environmental crime, and can increase the fear of crime in general.

What we do

The council removes graffiti from Stratford District Council's owned buildings and areas.

How quickly will it be removed?

Our target is to remove any racist, sexual or offensive graffiti within 24 hours of notification. Other graffiti is removed as soon as we are able to, subject to resources being available.

How do I get graffiti removed from private property?

It is the property owner's responsibility to remove graffiti from their property.

  • Warwickshire County Council is responsible for the majority of road bridges in the district
  • Rail companies are responsible for railway bridges
  • BT is responsible for the removal of graffiti on telecom boxes throughout the district

Removing graffiti

If you would like to help to tackle graffiti or if you would like to remove graffiti from your own property, we do have a supply of graffiti removal kits available to loan for this use.

Other options for removal are:

  • painted surfaces - painting over graffiti is a cheap, quick and a non-damaging solution. Do not use paint remover, thinners, white or methylated spirits; these will attack the base of the paint
  • timber fencing- In some cases it is possible to sand down the surface and re-paint or stain
  • glass, plastic or metal surfaces - white or methylated spirit should remove most paints or marker pen ink. Do not use abrasive materials or cleaners


Contact: The Streetscene team

Last updated on 17/03/2022