Agenda item - Graffiti Reduction Strategy Update

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Graffiti Reduction Strategy Update

Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

Decision:

1)             Note the outcomes of the consultation at Appendix 1.

 

2)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from Statutory Undertakers’ property within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 2.

 

3)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from large businesses (250 employees or more) within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 3.

 

4)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees) within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 3.

 

5)             Agree not to introduce a graffiti enforcement approach for homeowners, charities, community run facilities (including those leased from the council) and other such like organisations.

 

6)             Approves the creation of a chargeable graffiti removal service, funded through Service Level Agreements.

 

7)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture (following consultation with Acting Chief Finance Officer) to revise the chargeable graffiti removal service fee in response to the prevailing market prices for the services provided at least annually.

Minutes:

30.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture that detailed the outcomes of the consultation on the Graffiti Reduction Strategy approved in November 2018 and made recommendations based on the results.

 

30.2      Councillor Wares moved a motion on behalf of the Conservative Group to amend the recommendations as shown in bold italics below:

 

That the Committee:

 

2.4          Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees) within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 4 3.

 

2.5          Agree not to introduce a graffiti enforcement approach for homeowners, charities, community run facilities (including those leased from the council) and other such like organisations.

 

30.3      Councillor Brown formally seconded the motion.

 

30.4      The Chair stated that the Green Group would be supporting the motion.

 

30.5      Councillor Wilkinson stated that the Labour Group would be supporting the motion and welcomed the report whilst acknowledging that there were areas for improvement.

 

30.6      Councillor Wares asked for legal clarification on whether the council could face legal action if it did not enforce the rules on its own properties.

 

30.7      The Lawyer confirmed that the council could not take legal action against itself.

 

30.8      The Chair then put the Conservative Group motion to the vote that passed.

 

30.9      The Chair then put the recommendations as amended to the vote that were agreed.

 

30.10   RESOLVED- That the Committee:

 

1)             Note the outcomes of the consultation at Appendix 1.

 

2)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from Statutory Undertakers’ property within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 2.

 

3)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from large businesses (250 employees or more) within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 3.

 

4)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture to use Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices in relation to graffiti removal from small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees) within Brighton & Hove as detailed at Appendix 3.

 

5)             Agree not to introduce a graffiti enforcement approach for homeowners, charities, community run facilities (including those leased from the council) and other such like organisations.

 

6)             Approves the creation of a chargeable graffiti removal service, funded through Service Level Agreements.

 

7)             Delegate authority to the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture (following consultation with Acting Chief Finance Officer) to revise the chargeable graffiti removal service fee in response to the prevailing market prices for the services provided at least annually.

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