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New graffiti causes an eyesore in Spalding

It is hoped that action will be taken over graffiti that has appeared overlooking the River Welland in Spalding.

What looks like a huge graffiti tag was spotted on Tuesday (February 26) on a brick wall between the currently empty Lincolnshire Poacher pub, and Hills department store on Double Street.

When we contacted South Holland District Council on Tuesday we were originally told that, because the graffiti is on private property, they were unable to take action without the consent of the property owners.

Graffiti on Double Street, Spalding. (7448173)
Graffiti on Double Street, Spalding. (7448173)

However, if it was 'offensive, sexist, or racist' they would have powers to take it down immediately.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for Place for South Holland District Council, has now told us: "I think we’ve now worked out that this is the outside face of the wall to the Poachers' pub beer garden. As such, we are likely to expect the owners/administrators to deal with this.

"Given how prominent this is, I may well ask the team to look at serving them with some form of notice, if they prove not to be sympathetic to our concerns."

We have also reported the graffiti to the police and are awaiting a response.

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