Fly-posting is the illegal placement of promotional signs, posters or stickers on walls, street furniture, public spaces, highways or private property. Fly-posting makes an area look untidy and can damage property.
We remove fly-posting from council-owned property, such as street lights and railings, as part of our street cleaning on a 10 working-day schedule.
Report fly-posting on council-owned property
If you report fly-posting on council-owned property, we will remove the promotional material and may take legal action against those responsible.
Certain types of promotional material are allowed, including signs and posters advertising:
- church bazaars
- fêtes for parent-teacher associations
- sponsored marathons in aid of charity
- amateur sports events (not for commercial purposes)
These advertisements must not be displayed more than 14 days before the event and must be removed 7 days after the event.