A roundabout on Kincraig Road in Bispham has been painted by an ‘unqualified person’ according to Blackpool Council. A spokesperson for the Council said, ‘The centre of the road is a dangerous place for an unqualified person painting on the floor with no protection or appropriate traffic management provision in place.’ A video currently circulating on social media depicts the mini- roundabout on Kincraig Road, Bispham being painted with red paint and an extendable roller so as to resemble the St George’s flag.
The Blackpool Council spokesperson went to on to explain, ‘We are aware of this incident and are carrying out investigations to determine the scale of the damage and repair costs. Many residents will have been both proud and excited to back the England team ahead of Sunday’s final, but damaging the appearance of a public space is a selfish, reckless and unsafe way of showing support, which is why it was so disappointing to learn of the damage to the mini roundabout. The centre of the road is a dangerous place for an unqualified person painting on the floor with no protection or appropriate traffic management provision in place. The person or people who did this posed a huge risk to themselves and others.’
The Spokesperson continued, ‘It will take time and money to restore the roundabout to its original condition. These are resources that could be put to better use for the community and local residents. We encourage people to report instances of graffiti or damage to our streets via our website at www.blackpool.gov.uk/Graffiti. We investigate all incidents and take action where necessary.’