Town plagued by graffiti of obscene images

Stowmarket has seen an increase in the number of incidents of criminal damage in recent weeks, according to the town council.

Graffiti has been daubed in areas across the town, while road signs have also been targeted. 

East Anglian Daily Times: The graffiti has plagued the Suffolk townThe graffiti has plagued the Suffolk town (Image: Stowmarket Town Council)

East Anglian Daily Times: Street signs have also been targetedStreet signs have also been targeted (Image: Stowmarket Town Council)

A spokesman for Stowmarket Town Council: “We are actively putting in efforts, both independently and in collaboration with local businesses, Mid Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council, to swiftly remove and clean up the affected areas.”

Mid Suffolk District Council recently launched its new Pride in Your Place campaign, which focuses on the removal of graffiti. 

Councillor Tim Weller, cabinet member for environment, culture and wellbeing, said: “By joining forces and being proud of where we live, we can send a clear message that there is no place for vandalism in our communities.”

A councillor has recently spoken out regarding anti-social behaviour in the town. 

It was revealed that some residents had been avoiding Stowmarket Recreation Ground due to it being ‘dangerous’. 

Residents have voiced their concerns after used needles and broken glass were found in the park. 

Mid Suffolk District Councillor Ollie Walters said: “It’s there for everybody and anything that gets in the way of that is a problem.

“Anti-social behaviour is so deep-rooted. The people that are causing these problems will be the parents of tomorrow.

“It’s not a simple fix, but we’re desperately trying to change things as quickly as we can.

“We want to make Stowmarket a better place, so we can appreciate all those wonderful things that we should be so grateful for.”

A spokeswoman for Mid Suffolk District Council added: “We reiterate Stowmarket Town Council’s message that graffiti should be reported to the police so that evidence can be captured before it’s removed, and that further information about reporting graffiti can be found on our website.”

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