MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How would you benchmark your success in seeing a reduction in graffiti across London?



Answer for Graffiti

Answer for Graffiti

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree with the Assembly's report that the Capital Standard Street Environment Programme should promote the reduction of graffiti, and my advisors will be pursuing this through the programme board. Part of the programme will be to collect information on the standard of cleanliness and general environmental conditions in London. A benchmark survey will be undertaken this year, which will provide benchmarks against which future annual surveys will assess progress. There will also be a comparison with regional and national standards. My advisors have already participated in the external challenge for best value reviews on waste for two London boroughs, and more are expected. There is good practice within London. For example, the London Borough of Ealing removes graffiti on its property within 24 hours. It's important that the best practise is used throughout London and that ways of deterring perpetrators, such as closed circuit TV and enforcement, are used wherever possible. .