Please report any acts of vandalism to council property to us.
We are responsible for repairing vandalism to our land and property. For example, street furniture, parks and gardens, public toilets and beaches .
We aren't responsible for repairing any vandalism to private property – this is the responsibility of the owner.
When reporting vandalism we suggest you download the What3Words app; this means we can now respond to exact locations in very rural areas or in a town environment to find the issue to be dealt with.
The app helps us to find the exact location of the vandalism by giving small areas 3 unique words. When giving details of the location in our online form, please use the 3 words generated by the app in the location details box.
Our teams have been trialling What3Words and have found it very successful so far, they have found it saves time and enables them to find the vandalism more accurately, the first time.
All the emergency services in Devon and Cornwall are now also using the app as a back up to their other location finding systems, so you may find the app useful in future too.
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Provide names and addresses (if known) of alleged perpetrators involved and descriptions of them.
Details of where the offence is being committed, we recommend using what3words.
What times and how often.
The nature of the offence.
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of reporting vandalism. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed here.
We strive to attend the same day if the damage poses a risk to the public.