Fly posting

Fly posting can been defined as the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner.

Fly posting offences and enforcement

  • We have powers to take action against those responsible for fly posting and remove illegal posters and placards.
  • A person found guilty may be fined up to £2,500
  • We can recover costs from the person who displayed the items, or caused them to be displayed. If these cannot be identified then the costs can be recovered from the persons whose goods or services are publicised.
  • Those caught in the act of fly posting can be issued with a maximum fixed penalty fine of £75.
  • Leaving leaflets on car windows is also an offence under the Road Traffic Act as it obstructs the view of the driver.

Please help us to tackle this problem by reporting fly posting online or contacting our Street Scene Team on the numbers and email below.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ