Protection of Banksy in the city

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Dear Bristol City Council,

I would like to know what provision BCC is making to protect the Banksy graffitti that is in Bristol, noting the recent vandalsim of a number of sites.

I would like to know if an estimate has been made as to the revenue brought to the city by visitors making the 'Banksy trail'

Yours faithfully,

Ian Andrews

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Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Andrews,
Thank you for your request for information, a copy of which is enclosed
below.  We can now confirm the following:
 
The Council's powers do not enable it to protect public art other than
that within its ownership.  However the Council does have powers to remove
certain defacement in its area, which includes graffiti removal.  The
Council's policy is set in the context of commitment to "keeping the local
environment safe, clean and green whilst also allowing local artistic
cultures to grow and develop in line with the Council's public art
strategy".  A copy of the Graffiti policy can be found at the following
link:
[1]http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/graffiti-...
We are not aware of any estimate held relating to your second request.
 
For Head of Legal Services
Stephen McNamara
 
 
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     I would like to know what provision BCC is making to protect the
     Banksy graffitti that is in Bristol, noting the recent vandalsim of
     a number of sites.
    
     I would like to know if an estimate has been made as to the revenue
     brought to the city by visitors making the 'Banksy trail'

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