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Row breaks out over clean-up of Hove walkway
10:40am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A councillor has accused a colleague of “piggybacking” on the work of the community.
Brian Fitch, who represents Hangleton and Knoll on Brighton and Hove City Council, called on the local authority to organise a clean-up of the Benfield Valley walkway.
This was after reports of littering and damage caused to some of the heritage boards by graffiti.
Fellow ward councillor Dawn Barnett said she had organised extra bins in the area of countryside.
She added the city’s Community Payback team – made up of offenders carrying out community service as part of their sentences – had been asked to spruce up the countryside in January and further dates were planned in the future.
Coun Barnett said: “You can’t blame the council for the graffiti, it’s the yobs.
“If he would like to meet up with me at any time of any day with a black sack, a broom and his wellington boots I will quite happily go around there with him.”
Coun Barnett suggested Coun Fitch should get a graffiti pack and clean up the vandalism himself.
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