“If left unchecked, flyposting can quickly blight neighbourhoods.” says our Waste Strategy Manager Paul Willis in his latest posts on the Our Stories, Your Councils blog.
Flyposting is the placement of adverts in places without the permission of the land or building owner and is a criminal offence.
It also has a tendency to breed as event organisers exploit places where they already see posters in place. One poster in a location can quickly spread to a dozen, especially if they are plastered on the fronts of derelict shops or on highway structures. On that basis, my team takes steps to quickly remove them if they appear.
Another problem with flyposts is that although organisers are often quick to put them up, they are often left in position long after the event and allowed to deteriorate. By removing them quickly, we deter new posters, remove any benefit that advertisers seek to derive from their ‘free’ space and send out the message that this practice is not tolerated locally…
Read Paul’s story in full here: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/our-stories-your-councils/paul-willis/