Fly-posting is when promotional material is placed on buildings or street furniture without permission.

Promotional material includes posters, banners and signs. It also includes banners erected on verges and roundabouts.

Fly-posting is illegal under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Highways Act 1980. Offenders can be fined up to £2,500.

Report fly-posting

If you see fly-posting, you can report it to us using the online form below.

You can also report it by calling us on 023 8028 5000.

Try to provide us with as much detail as possible, such as:

  • exact location 
  • date and time you saw the fly-posting
  • approximate size and number of posters or flyers 
  • details of the event or business being advertised 
  • description of the individual or vehicle involved in the fly-posting.

You can also report graffiti and vandalism of council property.

What we do about fly-posting

We aim to remove illegal fly-posting as soon as possible after it has been reported to us.

If the fly-posting is on private property, it is the property owner's responsibility to remove it.

Where possible, we will prosecute the individuals responsible for the fly-posting.

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