11 March 2006
Graffiti tags are annoying the inhabitants of Leigh on sea. The culprits are rarely caught, and the town council has become reluctant to repair the damage. Un-repaired graffiti is a signal to the urban street kids that tagging is somehow acceptable, and encourages yet more tagging.
One poor neighbour who has a large expanse of white wall on her end of terrace house, is under relentless assault, but some local residents have taken it upon themselves to paint out the graffiti, as soon as it appears.
On our way to the Co-op, we pass a ramshackle building, so run down that it could be used as a set for a spaghetti western. This building is very inviting to the taggers and then in turn the tagging-clean-uppers, that the building is slowly getting a new paint job by default.