YOUNG Will Sanderson was disgusted by the graffiti around his home town.
Now, the seven-year-old has come up with a novel way of tackling graffiti in Huddersfield.
Will, of Holmfirth, is calling on Kirklees Council to install wipeable boards to deter vandals from scribbling on private property.
Will, a pupil at Holmfirth Junior, Infant and Nursery School, came up with the idea after hearing about plans to combat a chewing gum problem in Holmfirth by providing disposal boards around the town.
The scheme has already been operating successfully in Huddersfield.
His mum, Debbie Sanderson, 34, said: "I think he heard us talking about it and just thought it through.
"He is aware of graffiti because there is a lot of it around Holmfirth and he spends a lot of time at the skatepark, where there is a lot.
"He can't understand why children want to do it."
In a letter he sent to the Examiner, Will called on the council to consider installing wipeable boards.
He wrote: "They should have boards the teenagers can spray on, so the next person that comes along can spray on because you don't want them spraying on things of yours like cars, sheds, swings, bikes.
"Bring out the boards and give them a try to see if they work."
Kirklees Council spends tens of thousands of pounds a year in tackling the menace of graffiti.
A council spokesman said: "We welcome any idea to try and help solve the problem.
"It is good to see that young people are concerned and want to help," he added.