Councillor's success in arranging for graffiti to be cleared at beauty spot in Yarm

Yarm councillor Andrew Sherris by the graffiti

Yarm councillor Andrew Sherris by the graffiti

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Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Stockton/Hartlepool)

A COUNCILLOR has claimed success in persuading the authorities to clean up graffiti in a beauty spot.

Coun Andrew Sherris was featured in The Northern Echo last week telling of his disappointment that the Environment Agency (EA) would not clear graffiti on flood defences by Yarm railway viaduct.

However a solution now appears to be found after the EA agreed to supply materials to Probation Service.

The idea is for criminals ordered to do community work to use the cleaning equipment and clear up the eyesore. Stockton Borough Council’s Care for Your Area team will also be involved in improving the riverside spot.

Coun Sherris, Stockton Borough councillor for Yarm, said: “This is a fantastic area along the river and we want it to remain so to encourage both our residents and visitors to the town. 

“It`s important to maintain standards and keep the area looking at its best.”

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11:46am Tue 11 Mar 14

cushybutterfield says...

Seriously the authorities should NOT have to be persuaded, it a common sense law-abiding duty to get rid of obscene ugly, offensive, criminal graffiti such as this which for decades has blighted, despoiled many British Towns and Cities and even in so cases has deterred some ''New Industries' to set up in the 'North and North east of England. Lets get these long-term Workshy** 'Dole Wallers' who have supposed to be looking for a 'paid-Job for years, ' off their backside's and helping to remove graffiti, also criminal (fly tipping and Litter) thus EARNING their 'Cushy Nanny-State Free ..........'Working Taxpayer provided'..... 'Housing/Dole and Welfare money hand-outs..'.
Seriously the authorities should NOT have to be persuaded, it a common sense law-abiding duty to get rid of obscene ugly, offensive, criminal graffiti such as this which for decades has blighted, despoiled many British Towns and Cities and even in so cases has deterred some ''New Industries' to set up in the 'North and North east of England. Lets get these long-term Workshy** 'Dole Wallers' who have supposed to be looking for a 'paid-Job for years, ' off their backside's and helping to remove graffiti, also criminal (fly tipping and Litter) thus EARNING their 'Cushy Nanny-State Free ..........'Working Taxpayer provided'..... 'Housing/Dole and Welfare money hand-outs..'. cushybutterfield
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