Flyposting is the illegal display of advertisements.
Anyone who displays an advertisement, or uses an advertisement site, or knowingly permits someone else to do so, without the consent required for it is acting illegally.
What are the penalties?
The continued display of any advertisement after consent has been refused, and any appeal dismissed, can result in prosecution in the Magistrates Court. You could be fined up to £1,000 with an additional daily fine of one-tenth of the maximum penalty if convicted of a continuing offence.
It is illegal to display any advertisement (even if it has deemed consent) without first obtaining the permission of the owner of the site, or any other person who is entitled to grant permission.
The council can remove pieces of flyposting without prior warning. In the case of a placard or poster, if the material identifies the advertiser displaying it, the Council must give two days written notice of the intention to remove or obliterate it. The advertiser can appeal in this time.
Where fly posting has occurred on private property, it is the responsibility of the owner to clear the offending items and if applicable prove the guilt of the offender.
If fly posting has occurred on a council building or premise then we will try to clear the offending items.