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Tackling unwanted graffiti

The Cleansing Team, in partnership with Bristol Waste, start work at 5:00am preparing our city to welcome visitors, workers and shoppers. Responding to levy payer requests, they work tremendously...

The Cleansing Team, in partnership with Bristol Waste, start work at 5:00am preparing our city to welcome visitors, workers and shoppers.

Responding to levy payer requests, they work tremendously hard to deep-clean the streets and remove unwanted graffiti from businesses’ doors, walls and shop windows, as well as bollards and lamposts within the BID area.

Since this initiative was launched in February 2019, we remove an average of 10 graffiti tags every week; that’s more than 500 a year!

The team remove graffiti by either by painting, washing or by using Nordic chemicals to ensure no trace is left.

Graffiti removal is free of charge for all our levy payers and is dealt with within just 48 hours. If you require graffiti removal, please email us at cleansing@bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk.
 
Thank you for helping us continue to improve the look and feel of our city.

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team who always do a fantastic job when responding to cleansing issues on site.

Arnolfini, August 2020
Updated: Thursday 16 July

A special letter of thanks

Tom from the Cleansing Team was presented with a special letter of thanks from Mark Runacres, Chief Inspector of Avon & Sommerset Police, for his hard work removing a large number of graffiti in a crucial time of welcoming people back as they return to the city.

“I would like to acknowledge and thank you for your excellent work over recent weeks to identify and remove graffiti across the city centre.”

“There are many organisations and partners working to ensure that Bristol remains a vibrant, welcoming and safe place for all and it’s great to have you as part of that team.”

Updated: Friday 3 July

Bristol comes together to tackle city centre tagging during lockdown

Throughout lockdown, in partnership with Bristol City Council, Bristol Waste and Broadmead BID, we have been making the most of the quieter streets to remove unwanted graffiti throughout the city as part of the Mayor’s Clean Streets ‘Big Tidy’.

Since March, this joint clean-up operation has identified and removed more than 2,000 graffiti tags which have defaced walls, buildings and bollards in historic parts of Bristol city centre. The team has also helped to clean more than 500 streets, improving the welcome and feel of our city as more people return.

Unwanted graffiti on property of any kind without permission of the owner is against the law, and those caught tagging public places can be fined up to £150. If you notice anyone tagging in your area, please report it to the police by dialling 101.

To report existing unwanted graffiti on your property or in your area, please click here to contact us and we will aim to remove it within 48 hours.