What is fly posting?
Fly posting is putting up unauthorised posters and stickers, usually adverts, in public places. It is illegal and enforcement action can be taken against the people putting up the material and the businesses being advertised.
What can the council do about fly posting?
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 including phone boxes, bus stops, shelters, bridges and lampposts.
The Council can also serve removal notices on the owners or occupiers of properties who allow the property to be used for fly posting.