Graffiti and fly-posting
The Council will remove offensive, abusive or racist graffiti from private property or public buildings free of charge, but we require the owner’s permission.
If you've seen any offensive or racist graffiti, please report it to us.
Fly-posting is when people put up unauthorised posters and stickers in public places. It can be unsightly and make an area feel unsafe and uncared for. If it’s not removed the posters slowly rot, becoming more unsightly and causing litter.
Businesses involved in this type of activity are gaining an unfair advantage over their law-abiding competitors by not paying for advertising space.
If you’ve seen fly-posting, please report it to us.
What can the Council do about fly-posting?
The Council is responsible for cleaning items attached to the highway such as trees, bridges, lamp posts, road signs and other street furniture. If private property such as phone boxes, houses or empty shops are involved, then the Council has no jurisdiction.
As well as removing fly-posting, we also take action against the people responsible. We have powers to prosecute both the people putting up the material and the businesses being advertised. We’re building a database of offenders and we aim to prosecute any business that is caught more than once.