We are aware of the grafitti on YMCA that was placed by the same person as Great Arthur House. I believe the Estate Office have obtained a quotation from a specialist company to clean the grafitti, although not sure when it will be completed.
One who was only responsible for Great Arthur House received a juvenile reprimand. The second responsible for both buildings is currently on police bail and I will try to remember to update you with the result when I get it.
A few points in support of Estate Staff who appear to be getting a bit of a bashing:
The culprits had no connection with the estate and admitted that they tailgated their way into the building during interview.
The gate to the roof is locked and the manner in which the youths gained access to the roof climbing between the gate and stairwell was very dangerous.
The paint that was used and material of the building requires specialist cleaning companies and the first quotation obtained by Ian Dowsett was much higher than expected and the reason that he got a second cheaper quotation, hence the delay in cleaning.
You may not be aware that whenever graffiti is found on the estate in accesible places photos are taken and forwarded to police for investigation and attempts made to clean it by staff on the estate. Unfortunately people who place graffiti like to use products that cannot be removed!
I think it's particular sore point because many of us would like to see it open to all residents to use as was the original intent of the architects in the first place. To have someone gain access and then proceed to deface it seems to be rubbing residents noses in it.
I can't help thinking too that if residents were allowed access to the roof and were using the space on a regular basis is wouldn't have been allowed to happen. Outsiders to the Estate just see it as derelict property and they're kind of right.