Keeping the streets clean

7. Fly posting

Fly-posting is putting up unauthorised posters and stickers (usually adverts) in public places. Fly posting damages the appearance of our streets and public places.

Areas afflicted can appear to be neglected, which in turn, can discourage others from taking pride in their surroundings. Fly-posting can sometimes cause hazards, especially when it is on or near road junctions and obstructs the view of on-coming traffic.

Fly-posting is illegal. The council will remove fly-posting that is put up on street furniture. Enforcement will be considered in line with our enforcement policies.

There is a £100 fixed penalty for people who are witnessed putting up fly posters, with a reduction of the fine to £75 if paid within 7 days of issue. Failure to pay will result in prosecution leading to a fine of up to £2500.

To report fly posting issues use our online form below:

Report a fly posting issue