Local MP Norman Baker is asking Lewes District Council to work with the Police to combat the recent wave of prominent graffiti appearing across Lewes.
Over the past few weeks graffiti has appeared on the facade of the closed Clinton Cards as well as in the nearby alley to Laura Ashley. Norman has now raised the issue with both Lewes District Council, who are responsible for the clean up, and the Police.
The move comes on the back of Norman's successful call to remove unsightly graffiti from Lewes Magistrates Court.
Norman says: "These recent and prominent examples of graffiti are creating an unsightly blot on our town centre. Increased incidences of vandalism make the town unsightly and worsen the local environment for residents and visitors alike. Following the clean up by the District Council I expect CCTV footage to be examined and measures taken to ensure that this doesn't occur again. These crimes must be taken seriously.
"In getting the police involved I hope that we can nip this unwelcome development in the bud."
Contact Norman at:
23 East Street,
Tel: (01273) 480281.
Fax: (01273) 480287.