The Deputy began his campaign which he has named ‘Off The Wall’ by painting over felt-tip graffiti at the Dicq slip yesterday afternoon which he said was scrawled there by youngsters.
He used white paint to restore the walls.
The Deputy asked questions of Transport Minister Guy de Faye in the States last week and said he was surprised to hear the Minister blame the JEP for encouraging graffiti by reporting on his decision not to do anything about it.
Deputy de Faye told the House that he thought the graffiti in the tunnel leading from the Esplanade car park had got worse since the JEP had published a report about it.
The Minister was quoted in the article as saying that he would not act to clean up the graffiti.
However, Deputy Lewis described Deputy de Faye’s response as ‘misguided’.
He said: ‘When I heard his original statement in the States, I thought what the heck is that about? It prompted me to ask the follow-up questions.’ Deputy Lewis has now set about organising a campaign aimed at educating youngsters to stop leaving mindless graffiti and he wants action to be taken against those who attack any property, whether it is owned by the States or not.
‘I will be contacting youth workers and educating them on how to remove graffiti so that they can pass on the information to anyone who wants to help,’ he said.
Anyone who wants to support the Deputy’s campaign can contact him by e-mail to email@example.com.