Carol Ramsden's lack of civic responsibility is deplorable (Letters, December 8).

According to her, dealing with the graffiti scourge should be left solely to the police.

The Argus has highlighted how individual residents, community and traders' groups, Brighton and Hove City Council and the police are working together to identify the vandals.

However many police officers we have, unless ordinary residents play their part the campaign against this form of anti-social behaviour stands little chance.

That's why the Name The Tag and Tell On The Taggers schemes are important.

Congratulations to The Argus for its campaign, which I am drawing to the attention of the Home Secretary.

-David Lepper, Labour and Co-operative MP, Brighton Pavilion