Graffiti is vandalism and makes our streets untidy

We look after Bournemouth’s streets and we want them to be as graffiti-free as possible. If you see graffiti, report it to us so we can remove it. We take graffiti seriously and prosecute as many offenders as possible.

We prioritise removing offensive graffiti. Our goal is to remove offensive graffiti as soon as possible once reported.


How do I report graffiti?

To report graffiti on Council property, for example, bus stops, road signs use the ‘Report’ button.

Please give us as much information as possible including the following: 

  • Where is the graffiti? (for example, on a house, a wall, a bridge, a bus shelter)
  • Is it near a landmark? (post office, public house, monument etc.)
  • What is it? (words or pictures)
  • Is it racist, offensive, abusive?
  • Is it on brickwork, pebbledash, roller doors, wooden panelling?
  • Is it coloured spray paint, black marker pen or another substance?
  • Did you see who did it? 

What if I see someone doing graffiti?

Don’t put yourself in danger. But if possible please make a note of:

  • The day, date and time
  • What you saw
  • How many people carried out the vandalism
  • A description of the vandals
  • What were they doing?
  • Any vehicles involved? (make, colour and registration number)

Please let us know if you’re prepared to help us to prosecute people who deface property by making a statement about the incident.