People in Bourne and the Deepings can become graffiti police by reporting it as soon as it appears on their estates and streets.
The invitation comes from South Kesteven District Council which has set up a hotline which people can use to report graffiti grot spots in their area.
As part of its Clean, Green and Healthy drive, the district council is working in partnership with police in Bourne and the Deepings to tackle graffiti problems before they get worse.
Increased graffiti has appeared in parts of the district, blighting neighbourhoods and costing the council hundreds of pounds to clear it up.
Coun John Smith, portfolio holder for healthy environments, said: “Graffiti incidents often involve more than one person and it is criminal damage, leaving an eyesore on our district and sending out a poor message to visitors.
“We encourage residents to report all instances of it to us as soon as they see it appear and, where possible, the descriptions of any individuals or groups they witness.
”Help us stop the unnecessary mess this problem creates in our towns and villages and we will work with police where we can to prosecute those who are caught.”
You can report graffiti problems by calling 01476 406080, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @southkesteven