Swan Underpass and Graffiti
For some time I have been working on getting the authority to keep the Swan Underpass (on the A45) clear of graffiti. This is a good example of how the authority has failed to do its job properly in the past. In theory the contractors are on site this week. However, I am getting a list of all the jobs to be done and when they are to be done for an audit.
Graffiti and flyposting are important issues as they give out messages about whether or not the local environment is respected. In the end they come down to enforcement, but removal is also important.
One of the oddest projects I found out about last year was one which was established to teach youths how to do graffiti and tags. I did not think that was a useful use of public funds.
In the mean time DfID are still not responding properly on Aceh. I have written to Hilary Benn.