Photos: Hove waterfront targeted by vandal graffiti Brighton News

THESE shocking photos show the extent of vandalism at the seaside over the weekend.

Vandals sprayed blue spray paint on lampposts, fences and walls along the Hove waterfront near Kings Esplanade on Saturday night.

The indecipherable graffiti features a series of letters and symbols and three numbers seven that have been scrawled on a concrete pillar.

L'Argus: lampposts on the Hove seafront were sprayed with graffitiStreetlights on Hove’s seafront have been sprayed with graffiti

A similar paint was also used to degrade the beach huts near Hove Lawns.

A frustrated resident told The Argus he was concerned the vandalism would change the way tourists view the city.

He said: “It is truly horrible to see such recognizable and beloved parts of the city being disfigured.

“Visitors to the city don’t want to see this sort of thing and it can make them think twice before coming back.

The Argus: Graffiti could be seen on the walls and fences along the Hove seafrontGraffiti could be seen on the walls and fences along Hove’s waterfront

“You start to wonder why the people who have done this can’t just find something better to do. ”

Speaking over the weekend, Robert Nemeth, Conservative Councilor for Wish Ward and founder of the Hove Beach Huts Association, said he continued to be “troubled” by the council’s “soft” approach to vandalism.

He said: “To add insult to injury, council officers decided to withhold the graffiti wipes which were to be provided to anyone wishing to remove seaside graffiti for health and safety reasons. stranger imaginable.

L'Argus: vandalism caused to beach huts on the seafront of HoveVandalism caused to beach huts on Hove seafront

“A rambling approach at a much greater cost and delay will now ensue.”

The damage comes just weeks after vandals demolished beach huts and a historic seaside shelter with orange paint.

The disfigured shelter, with 19th century architecture built to protect itself from wind and rain, was damaged.

Illegible labels were affixed to the shelter itself and the sidewalk surrounding it, as well as to three other beach huts.

In March, Brighton’s Upside Down House was marred by obscene graffiti which included remarks such as ‘fuck your house’ and ‘help the homeless’.

A blue penis was painted on the sidewalk and “Free Tibet” was plastered on a wall above nearby garbage cans.

The board has been approached for comment.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-28 10:47:32

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