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Friday, 7th December 2018

Flood gets graffiti back on council agenda

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A file photo of Cllr. Kenneth Flood taken at some graffiti last year.

"People in Drogheda deserve a cleaner town.”

Having mounted a persistent campaign Sinn Féin Councillor Kenneth Flood has got Drogheda’s Graffiti problem back on the County Council’s Agenda.

"Since July 2016 I have been calling for a new protocol to deal with Graffiti in Drogheda” Cllr Flood said. A survey of all of the graffiti in the area was subsequently undertaken in September 2016 and a number of
actions taken.

In July 2017, Flood received a report which detailed the removal of a large amount of the graffiti throughout Drogheda which was very welcome.

“This pro-active approach was a visible example of how we can improve our streetscape with the correct protocol and focus” Flood said. “But it was clear that we needed to remain focused.”

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No further updates or reports were available despite numerous requests from Cllr Flood who once again began to notice an increase in Graffiti.

“For several months I requested that Graffiti Protocol be followed and that we should receive a report.”

“Finally, I can report that the Graffiti Protocol is back on our agenda and Drogheda will be surveyed in throughout December and an updated database will be compiled.

“There will be a focus on tackling graffiti in Drogheda like never before and I look forward, with the public’s help, to getting this problem under control, once and for all. We must not allow this to fall by the wayside again.

“This is an ongoing problem that we must keep on top of. The protocols in place do work as we have seen in the past but they will only work if they are followed and we do not lose focus. People in Drogheda deserve a cleaner town.”

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