Step 1: YOU
What you need to know
Tagging is images or lettering which are painted, drawn, scrawled or scratched - or any form of marking on property that does not belong to the person carrying out this activity.
Tagging is a crime, if you see someone in the act of tagging, call 111. Get as many facts as you can that will assist Police in locating the offender:
- Physical description of the offender.
- Description of the tagging (such as paint, words, colour).
- Record vehicle number plates and descriptions.
- Take photographs that clearly show the tagging.
Tagbusters will only remove tagging from fences or areas that can be seen from the road or a public space.
Avoid being a target
There are some things you can do to protect yourself and your community:
- Paint your fences and walls in dark colours that will cover in one coat, unpainted fences are a great target for taggers.
- Plant small trees or shrubs along fence lines to minimise surfaces that can be vandalised.
- Remove tagging as soon as it appears.
- Join a Neighbourhood Support Group.
The tagging hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0800 TAGBUSTERS (0800 824 287)
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Step 3: COUNCIL
What to expect from us
When a report of tagging is received the information is dispatched to one of our Graffiti Removal Technicians. The team aims to remove graffiti within two working days; weather and workload permitting.
Last updated 18 October 2022