The council is usually responsible for removing graffiti and fly-posters from public buildings, street furniture or monuments. Other structures, such as telephone boxes, bus shelters and electricity boxes, are the responsibility of the company that has placed them there.

How to report fly-posting

You can report fly-posting using our online form.

What is fly-posting?

Fly-posting is the fixing of posters, or anything similar, to any surfaces which you do not have permission and planning consent (where necessary). It typically involves advertising anything from 'cash for cars' to working music events.

There are several different pieces of legislation which apply to fly-posting. These include the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 s224 & 225 and the Highways Act 1980 s132.

Penalty notices

The Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003 allows the council to issue fixed penalty notices to anyone caught fly-posting. The fine is £75.

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