Section 61 - Non-compliance with graffiti removal notice
176.Section 61 provides that a local authority may take action to deal with the graffiti where the person on whom the graffiti removal notice is served fails to comply with that notice. Subsection (2) enables the local authority or a person authorised by the authority to deal with the graffiti and to enter onto any land where appropriate in order to deal with that graffiti.
177.Subsection (3) empowers a local authority to recover any expenditure reasonably incurred in dealing with the graffiti under subsection (2) from the person responsible for the surface. Subsection (4) provides that before doing so, a local authority must serve on the responsible person a notice setting out the amount and details of the expenditure it proposes to recover. Subsection (5) provides that subsections 160(2) to 160(5) of the 1990 Act apply in relation to the service of a notice mentioned in subsection (4).