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Looking After Folkestone

June 16, 2015 11:09 AM
Graffiti

Graffiti at the junction of Grace Hill / Shellons Street, Folkestone

I wonder when Shepway Council are planning to clear up the grafitti at the junction of Grace Hill / Shellons Street in Central Folkestone that makes one of the key entrances to the town look just so lovely?

Clearly, tagging like this is not acceptable, and the people responsible need to stop. I think some graffiti is really impressive - there is much awesome street art in Bristol for example, and many of us still mourn the loss of the Folkestone Banksy (Dear Godden estate, can we have that back now?), but they are art - not just badly scrawled tags.

A tag seems to say "I can't draw, and have little artistic ability, but I'm prepared to make our town look terrible". Thanks people: love you too.

However, leaving it there - as Shepway Council seems to be doing - also sends out a terrible message: that we're prepared to put up with it. We really shouldn't be. It doesn't matter if Shepway Council don't own those boxes, or that wall - it needs cleaning up now, not later. The clock is ticking...