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Fly posting of material such as posters and advertising is illegal and makes areas look uncared for. You can use the link above to report fly posting wherever it occurs.

We will remove fly posting within two working days of the request. If the fly posting is of a racist or offensive nature, we will usually remove it within one working day

Essential Information
  • Fly-posting is displaying adverts and other promotional materials without permission, on buildings, posts, poles, litter bins and elsewhere in public. Fly-posting is done by businesses who want free advertising as well as community groups and other artistic or local community events.

    Fly- posting without a permit is illegal under the Highway Act 1980, the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. It makes an area messy and untidy. Most local councils have a zero tolerance policy on fly- posting.

    Legal measures to prevent fly-posting include:
    • On-the-spot fines of up to £80
    • Use of fixed penalty notices
    • Prosecution in a magistrates’ court
    • Use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)
    • Charging the offender for the cost of removing the posters