South Somerset District Council takes action under new Community Protection Notice

SSDCSouth Somerset District Council (SSDC) is today taking action under the new Community Protection Notice regime contained in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Contractors working on behalf of SSDC are attending a site in Yeovil in order to take direct action to remove graffiti from a private wall at Kingston from 9:00am. Using these new powers will bring about an improvement in the visual amenity of the area.

A Council spokesman said, “This is the first time that SSDC will have taken direct action under this new legislation.

“By removing graffiti from the property which has had a visual impact on the area for some time now, we will certainly improve the look of the area for the benefit of local residents and all who pass through this busy part of Yeovil”.

South Somerset District Council removes graffiti from public areas; however it does not normally remove it from privately owned properties. The new Community Protection Notice regime allows the Council to take direct action if it is satisfied that any conduct is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of others in the locality, in this instance using the powers to remove unsightly graffiti.

The District Council appreciates that graffiti can have a negative impact on people’s lives and invites feedback from residents and businesses in its area about the graffiti mentioned in this article or any other graffiti that is affecting them.  Please contact the District Council on 01935 462462 or via our social media accounts; @southsomersetdc on Twitter or search ‘South Somerset District Council’ on Facebook to find our page. Both identifiable and anonymous feedback is welcome.