Useful information

Damage to property - caused by graffiti

Swindon Borough Council provide a free service to remove graffiti from publicly owned buildings and structures.

If your property has been affected and you would like assistance with the removal of graffiti, you can contact Swindon Borough Council.

The disclaimer form must be completed, giving permission to carry out the work required.

Removal_of_Graffiti_Disclaimer (2).pdf

On receipt of the completed disclaimer, Swindon Borough Council will schedule the graffiti removal work, which will be done within 28 working-days.

  • High-pressure jet washing
  • Over-painting

Over-painting would be carried out if they believe there may be a likelihood the surface could be damaged by jet washing. If you are concerned about the jet washing option, you may opt for over-painting only by indicating so on the disclaimer.

Send your completed disclaimer to:

A scanned copy can be emailed to: streetsmart@swindon.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can post your completed disclaimer to:

Street Cleaning
Swindon Borough Council
Waterside Park
Darby Close
Cheney Manor Industrial Estate
Swindon. SN2 2PN

For further information, visit: www.swindon.gov.uk


Public spaces protection orders (PSPO)

Swindon Borough Council has the responsibility for making PSPOs, although enforcement powers are much broader; police officers and PCSOs also have responsibility for enforcing an order.

Any person found to be in breach of the restrictions may receive an on the spot fixed penalty notice (FPN).

The following documents outline the details of the Town Centre and Lydiard Park orders:


Town Centre PSPO variation public consultation

Under the Anti-social, Crime & Policing Act 2014 where a PSPO is in force, the local authority that made the order may vary it by increasing or reducing the restricted area or by altering or removing a prohibition or requirement included in the order, or adding a new one.

Since the Town Centre PSPO was launched in November 2015 it has been closely monitored and from listening to public concerns from those visiting the Town Centre it appears that certain activities and areas not included in the order have become a growing concern and are likely or already have a detrimental effect to the quality of life of those in the area, whilst certain current restrictions are no longer of such concern. Therefore Swindon Borough Council and its partner agencies are proposing a variation to the current order to meet the needs or residents and visitors to the area.

Public engagement took place for 6 weeks from 27 October 2016 and attracted 151 responses. To see the results of the public engagement survey please view the downloadable PDF below:

Public feedback is currently being viewed and further details will be issued in due course. Further details on PSPO’s can be found on the Community Safety Partnership website.