Fly posting

Report Flyposting?

If you would like to report an instance of fly posting, use the reporting button on the right or contact Streetscene.

What is Flyposting?

Fly posting is putting up unauthorised posters and stickers, usually adverts, in public places.

The council is responsible for items attached to structures on the highway for example, trees, bridges, lamp posts, roadsigns and other street furniture. Under Section 28 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005, Council enforcement officers can issue £80 fixed penalty notices for all individual instances of fly posting on a public street. The penalties apply to the defacement of all objects in or on a public street such as telephone boxes, bus stops, shelters, bridges, lampposts etc.

The council has a statutory duty to keep the borough clean. Fly posting is unsightly and spoils the environment. If it is not removed the posters slowly rot, becoming more unsightly and cause litter. In addition the businesses involved are gaining an unfair advantage over their law abiding competitors by not paying for advertising space.

As well as removing fly posting, Wirral’s environmental enforcement team takes action against the people responsible. We have powers to prosecute both the people putting up the material and the businesses being advertised.

The Council can also serve removal notices on the owners / occupiers of properties who allow that property to be used for fly posting.

If you have any information about businesses involved in fly posting please let us know.