Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, praised Highbury campaigner, Sarah Wren, for helping clean up Hitchin. Sarah has reported on behalf of Highbury residents a record total of over 20 graffiti incidents to the Council‘s new Graffiti Busting team.
Sarah accompanied Peter Lilley to visit the team at work removing graffiti. She said: “I was concerned that the spread of graffiti was dragging the area down. But I now really feel the graffiti busting team are getting on top of the problem.”
“I report any outbreak of graffiti that people tell me about so that it can be removed speedily.”
Peter Lilley said, “The graffiti busting team do a first rate job – removing the graffiti and repainting the surface. Now we need to find new and positive ways to redirect the energies of the youngsters who belong to these graffiti crews.”