Fly-posting / fly-postering

Fly-posting is defined as "the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner" and it is illegal under the Town and Country Planning Act and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005.

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  • Adverts primarily for local events, often photocopies put up in large numbers on a regular basis. These may advertise bands playing in pubs, or car-boot sales, plant sales. They may be attached to lampposts, railings and street furniture or pasted on buildings.
  • Posters advertising products of large organisations and put up by professional poster 'companies'. These are usually large high quality, colour posters, such as for record releases. They are often pasted on vacant buildings and signal control/telecoms boxes.
  • Posters displayed by pressure groups or political bodies. These are generally ad hoc and sporadic with no clear pattern to their location.

It is also illegal to place "A" Frames advertising businesses on the highway without the consent of the Highways Authority.  you will also need planning permission if you intend to place them on the highway.  If "A" Frames are placed on the highway without consent or planning permission, the Council reserve the right to remove them as litter.