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Report graffiti

The Council is committed to reducing and removing undesirable graffiti.

Tell us about graffiti

The quickest way to report graffiti is via Love Clean Hackney. You take a photo and send in your report using our free mobile apps or website. We will deal with your report and keep you updated on its progress.

Love Clean Hackney

If you prefer, you can report graffiti using a form.

Removing graffiti

  • we will remove all graffiti on Council owned property
  • we will remove all graffiti on any property that is deemed to be offensive
  • if your property has been graffitied, we may be able to clean it free of charge

Street art and murals

We recognise that some people consider that street art makes a positive contribution to the urban environment. If your property has a piece of street art or a mural on it, you must contact us to let us know that you would like to keep it.

We will remove street art or graffiti if we believe it spoils the local environment or will prevent people from enjoying the area. When deciding whether to allow it, we consider whether it is:

  • offensive, gang related, insulting or against public interest
  • likely to encourage more graffiti or tagging
  • inappropriate for the location or out of keeping with the surrounding area
  • a cause of complaints to the Council
  • on a listed building or in a conservation area
  • libellous or potentially libellous
  • intimidating

Read our full graffiti policy for more details:

If you are considering commissioning a new mural or a piece of street art on your property you must contact us to check that it will not breach our graffiti policy.

Page updated on: 25 June 2019

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