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Report An Incident Of Flyposting
  1. Fly-posting is displaying adverts and other promotional materials without permission, on buildings, posts, poles, litter bins and elsewhere in public. Fly-posting is usually done by businesses who want free advertising as well as community groups and other artistic or local community events.
  2. Fly- posting without a permit is illegal under the Highway Act 1980, the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.
  3. If we receive notification of fly posting, we will investigate and take action depending on what it is and where it is. Any posting which constitutes a risk to public health and safety, such as a distraction to road users or an obstruction to a driver’s line of site will be removed within 24 working hours.
  4. We will remove any fly-posters we find and legal action may be taken.Repeat offenders may be subject to legal action, including on-the-spot fines of up to £50, use of fixed penalty notices, prosecution in a magistrates' court, use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO's) and charging the offender for the cost of removing the posters.
  5. Click here to see information relating to the Council's Flyposting policy
  1. The more information you include in this form, the faster we will be able to address your issue.
  1. * Do you consider the content of the flyposting to be offensive?
  2. * Do you have any details about the person committing the flyposting or the date and time of the incident?
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