9 July 2013

Windmill update

Brighton & Hove City Council has removed graffiti vandalism from the historic Rottingdean windmill. The council’s Cityclean team received reports of damage to the windmill at 4.30pm yesterday afternoon. The graffiti removal team was sent out and the windmill was restored by 10am today. Three damaged faces of the windmill were repainted to remove unsightly sprays of graffiti tags.

Mike Moon, head of operations Cityclean, said: “The windmill has been a popular Rottingdean landmark since the early 1800s and it’s a shame the incident happened at a time when people enjoy visiting this beautiful part of Brighton. I am pleased to say we were able to react swiftly and remove the damage within hours of receiving reports of the vandalism.”

Bob Webzell, Chairman of Rottingdean Parish Council, contacted Cityclean to say: “Please accept my grateful thanks on behalf of Rottingdean Parish Council and Rottingdean residents for your excellent and effective responses, this means so much to so many people, and you have done us proud.”

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