Graffiti removal cuts

Janis V made this Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

I would like to know how many people you currently have on graffiti removal and if this service will be reduced or changed in any way as a result of the government spending cuts.

Yours faithfully,

Janis V

FOI, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Janis,

Freedom of Information Request: Reference 810003293

I acknowledge your request for information received on 06.12.2010.

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 and we will send the response by 06.01.2011.

Your request is being dealt with by The Urban Environment Feedback Team.
The e-mail address for that team is
[1][email address] if you have any queries.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Sirkku Pietikäinen

Feedback and Information Officer

Feedback and Information Team

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Watson Donna, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Janis V,

Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your enquiry of 4 December 2010 regarding the above which
has been passed to me for reply.

In response to the questions you have raised I would inform you that Proud
Industrial Ltd is responsible for carrying out graffiti removal on behalf
of Haringey Council. The service provided was slightly reduced this year
with the proactive removal of graffiti being removed as part of the
service provided. However our contractor continues to provide the removal
of graffiti where reports of graffiti have been received with the target
timescale of 3 working days for non offensive/racist graffiti and 24 hours
for offensive/racist graffiti.

With regards to the staffing levels of Proud Industrial, you would need to
approach the company directly in order to obtain this information. The
details of Proud Industrial are as follows:-

Proud Industrial Ltd

12A Isleworth Business
Complex

St John's
Road

Isleworth

Middlesex

TW7
6NL

Telephone: 0845 330 3103

I do hope you find this information is of assistance.

If you wish to apply for an internal review of the information provided,
or to complain about the way your request was handled please contact:

Haringey Council

Feedback and Information Team

River Park House

225 High Road

LONDON

N22 8HQ

Telephone: 020 8489 2550

Email: [1][email address]

Yours sincerely

Donna Watson

Senior Technical Officer

Environmental Resources

London Borough of Haringey

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Dear Watson Donna,

Please explain what you mean by 'proactive' removal, which has been cut.

Yours sincerely,

Janis V

Watson Donna, Haringey Borough Council

This means any graffiti which they go out and find that they then remove rather than graffiti which has just been reported.

I hope this clarifies the matter.

Donna

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McNicholas Michael, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Haringey does not employ any graffiti removal staff. Graffiti removal is
undertaken by an external service provider.

The graffiti removal service is subject to the same pressure on budgets as
other areas of work undertaken by the Council. However, the Council will
continue to strive to find ways to ensure that the standards we achieve,
which are top quartile for London, are maintained.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in making this reply.

If you wish to apply for an internal review of the information provided,
or to complain about the way your request was handled please contact:

Haringey Council

Feedback and Information Team

River Park House

225 High Road

LONDON

N22 8HQ

Telephone: 020 8489 2550

Email: [1][email address]

Yours sincerely,

Michael McNicholas

Client and Performance Manager

020 8489 5655

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