Flyposting is the illegal display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the prior consent of the owner. They are normally used to advertise local events and are put up in large numbers. Flyposting can create a heightened fear of crime and also degrades the local street scene.
Why is it a problem?
The council is responsible for the removal of flyposting from council owned property costing thousands of pounds each year. It is also a problem for private property owners who have a duty by law to remove these posters from their property. This is an unwelcome expense for the victims of illegal flyposting.
What can be done about it?
Much of the flyposting found in the borough are put up by licensed premises or entertainment venues. Flyposting is illegal under the provisions of Planning and Highway legislation and therefore Caerphilly County Borough Council will target these offenders and prosecution action will be taken if necessary.
For posters found on private property, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove. Temporary structures such as hoardings and vacant commercial premises attract flyposting. Property owners and developers can prevent this by adding visuals to hoardings and vacant properties as well as removing posters as soon as they appear.
How quickly will we respond?
Guidelines have been set in place to ensure that posters are removed within 10–15 working days, depending on the location they are found.
The council needs your help to reduce the amount of flyposting and are encouraging residents to report details of any posters they find in the neighbourhood.
If you discover flyposting you can report it to us online.
Alternatively, you can call Waste Strategy and Operations on 01443 866533.