Palma, Mallorca.

Palma, Mallorca.

28-10-2020Pere Bota

Palma City Council is hiring a company to get clean, restore and maintain what’s left of the city wall and get rid of the weeds and graffiti.

A budget of 832,425 euros has been set aside for the work which will be put out to tender on a 4 year contract which can be extended for an extra 12 months.

“The Consistory usually receives complaints regarding the need to improve the maintenance of heritage elements, particularly with reference to weeds and graffiti, said Government Spokesperson, Alberto Jarabo. "The cleaning of these areas requires the study of each element and the use of very specific products.”

The cleaning of graffiti is the responsibility of an Emaya emergency brigade, but only for non-heritage elements, although in specific cases the brigade has been instructed by the Center Històric Commission.

Graffiti on these heritage elements has increased so it was necessary to issue a much broader contract and make a significant investment to remove the graffiti,” said Jarabo.

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Colin Allcars / Hace about 1 month

Graffiti is visual pollution and is a crime against the environment.

The criminals who spray graffiti often work out their designs on paper, and workbooks in local colleges and schools will be awash with preliminary graffiti ‘designs’.

Sales and possession in public of spray paint need to be regulated as strictly knife sales and possession, with cans being traceable to the point of sale.

It is easy to identify the offenders and prosecute them. Their families and friends know who they are.

Name, shame and punish severely anyone who thinks it clever to inflict their hideous scrawlings on our beautiful islands.

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rich / Hace about 1 month

there are many highly effective anti-graffiti products available, but i doubt the contractors will use them.

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Gene / Hace about 1 month

There should be an age limit set on the sale of spray paints. ID and NIE numbers should be required to purchase spray paint so there is the ability to trace the activity of those using spray paint and charge anyone who grafitis the cost of clean up !!

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Steve Riches / Hace about 1 month

There are legitimate options open to all for protesting. Graffiti is not one of those. It therefore needs removing immediately whatever the cost BUT equally important is the prosecution of offenders. It is worth spending on extra plain-clothes enforcement to catch people. Then make them spend their time getting rid of their mess under strict supervision. Add some swingeing fines 8nto the mix too. If not sorted, Palma will look deeply unpleasant.

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