More about fly-posting and fixed penalty notices

Fixed penalty notices and other charges

Fixed penalty notices

Using fly-posting as a way to advertise is not only a public nuisance, it also conflicts with Planning Regulations. Anyone in breach of these regulations can be prosecuted under section 224 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 - this includes the person putting up the notices and the owner of the business being promoted.  

Under this legislation, the Clean Neighbourhood Team can issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) to people caught putting up fly-posters. The FPN fine is £80. This is discounted for early payment (within 10 days) to £60.

On summary of conviction, the offence attracts a maximum fine of level 4 (currently £2,500) plus 1/10th of the fine for each additional day that the advertisement is displayed following conviction.

Other charges

Fly-posters removed by council staff will be charged at £25 per poster.

Last updated: 18/10/2013 07:49

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