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Report graffiti


The council will remove offensive or racist graffiti on council-owned land or buildings within one working day of being notified. All other graffiti on council-owned land or buildings will be removed within five working days.

The council offers a graffiti removal service for owners/landlords/occupiers of private and commercial property, for which there is a charge.

Report graffiti

You can let us know about graffiti using Report It.

Button linking to the online report form

Alternatively, to report an incident of graffiti, or ask for an estimate for the removal of graffiti, please contact:

During normal office hours: 01642 726001

Out of hours (for racist or offensive graffiti only): 01642 726050

Public utility sites

If graffiti is found on public utility sites, please contact the relevant company.


Removal of graffiti from media boxes/cabinets, telephone boxes, and telegraph poles.

Phone: 0800 023 2023

BT website

Virgin Media

Removal of graffiti from cabinets and boxes.

Phone: 0330 333 0444


Virgin Media website

Northern Powergrid

Removal of graffiti from electrical substations.

Phone: 0800 668877

Northern Powergrid website

Northern Gas Networks

Removal of graffiti from gas substations.

Phone: 0800 040 7766


Royal Mail

Removal of graffiti from postboxes and grey boxes.

Phone: 03457 740 740


Royal Mail website

Bus shelters

Removal of graffiti from bus shelters.

Phone (24-hour hotline): 0800 731 3699