Graffiti - reporting and removal

How to report graffiti

You can report graffiti using our graffiti - removal and reporting online form.

Cost of removal

The estimated cost to the country of removing graffiti is over £1 billion a year. Bracknell Forest Council is responsible for removing graffiti from its land. Graffiti found on items such as telephone boxes, bus shelters and electricity boxes is the responsibility of the company that owns them, for example telecoms and utility companies.

What we provide

Our street cleansing contractor operates a graffiti removal service for all public sites and adopted roads that are managed by the council.


There are 79 underpasses in Bracknell Forest. Most of them have been decorated with murals and have a protective graffiti-resistant coating. This initiative by the council contributed to the award of Beacon Status.

The law

Those caught causing graffiti can be prosecuted under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. If the damage caused is less than £5,000 the maximum fine is £5,000. Young offenders may be given a community service order.

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