Is there any action being taken to stop the graffiti, which is completely out of hand? We have had a house in Pissouri for the past ten years, we have watched excitedly as the motorway was being built, and so many other improvements have been made. However, it is all for nothing in my view.
Your town is a disgrace with so much graffiti. We did use to have the same problem in the UK, but with restrictions on selling spray paint to
young people, and getting parents to pay for the removal of said graffiti, this helped a lot. We also have education programmes in schools to highlight respect for your town. I don’t know if you have security cameras, as we do at home I know they are very expensive.
I do love the serious graffiti of course, I have seen this art on some of your old walls etc, rather like Banksey art. I love it.
However, now that the graffiti is in every corner of Limassol’s playgrounds, shops, restaurant areas, the beautiful new marina, waste bins, pillars under the flyover, most of your road signs, and even alarmingly trees. As soon as you make improvements they are quickly ruined.
Maybe outreach youth workers wandering the streets at night to talk to
these people. Perhaps the young people have nothing to do such as sports and
When it comes to keeping kids occupied of course the thorny issue of money raises its head, but it’s worth a try. The devil makes work for idle hands, we used to say. We took visitors to Limassol last week and I was so ashamed and depressed to see the condition of the town, I will not be visiting again sadly.
We also still have the problem of chewing gum in large grey lumps covering so much area in the UK as you do. It’s difficult but I do believe with political will, attitudes can be changed. A good first step would be to ban the sale of spray to young people.
Veronica Browne, via email