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Fly-posting can be an eyesore and detract from the local area. We will remove signs or posters that do not have permission from street furniture such as lamp columns. We are determined to tackle fly-posting and will take action against offenders.
To report fly-posting please use our online Street Scene Enquiry form
Fly-posting is the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner. The Council use various laws to tackle fly-posting including:
Fly-posting can appear in many different forms including:
The maximum fine for fly-posting that a court can apply is £2,500 per offence. The costs of removal may be sought in addition. Fixed penalty notices can be issued by our enforcement teams. The current penalty is £75.
Removal from council property and public highways will be removed quickly, however, where private buildings and structures belong to statutory undertakers, for example, Royal Mail’s post boxes, removal may take a little longer
The Keep Britain Tidy campaign, estimates that a good proportion of the £342 million of public money that is spent every year clearing litter is used to combat fly-posting.
Through the hard work of our environmental enforcement team, Merton has relatively few cases of fly-posting. However, this offence still costs us thousands of pounds each year to clear, money we would rather invest in other services. Fly-posting can be detrimental to the overall street scene of neighbourhoods and lead to other environmental crime such as graffiti and vandalism.
If the fly-posting is on:
63-69 Amenity Way
Telephone: 020 8274 4902
This page was last updated on Tuesday 6 November 2012