Alex Easton MLA has today called on Ards & North Down Council to get radical in attempts to reduce graffiti across North Down.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA.

“I could say lets increase fines and get more Anti-Social Behaviour wardens but in all honesty that probably won’t really deal with the issues, which costs the Council thousands of pounds every year to try and remove.”

“One idea would be for the Council to offer those who are serious about Graffiti Art to have their own location that is Council owned, and were those that feel the need to paint their message through graffiti Art have the opportunity to do this in a location where they legal can do this and feel the freedom to express themselves.”

“I am today calling on the Council to be radical and forward looking and find a location where people can practice their graffiti Art without the need for t to be plastered all over the area causing offence, and costing thousands of pounds and ending up instead of young people to be arrested and prosecuted.”