Flyposting removalUnder Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (often referred to as the Clean Neighbourhoods Act) we are now able to deal more effectively with flyposting and graffiti.
- We are able to issue £80 fines to graffiti and flyposting offenders.
- We can serve Defacement Removal Notices for graffiti and fly posting, placing responsibility on the owners of property in a street (including certain statutory agencies) to remove it.
- We can issue Removal Notices to anyone who is responsible for flyposting or graffiti requesting that they remove the posters or graffiti within in two days. Failure to comply may result in the council removing the flyposters or graffiti and charging the responsible person for their removal.
- Venue owners and event promoters can be held responsible for any flyposting in connection with events that are being promoted in their premises as the council can prosecute for this offence.
What is flyposting?Flyposting is the illegal posting of adverts or posters. It's unattractive and costs valuable resources of time and money to remove.
- is illegal
- is a drain on resources to remove it
- can cause an area to look run down
- can encourage other forms of antisocial behaviour such as graffiti
- can cause a fear of crime in an area
- can cause offence through the use of inappropriate religious, political or racist language
- is unfair to businesses who respect the law and advertise legally
- causes litter when old posters fall onto the street.
Our dutyWe have no legal duty to remove flyposters. However, we'll remove or paint over them as necessary.
And we'll take enforcement action where appropriate to recover the costs of removing and painting over flyposters.
What other agencies doThe Planning Service has enforcement powers to remove flyposting.
And the Roads Service also removes flyposters from its traffic signs or street lighting.
What we doWe have cleanup teams working in all areas of the city, seven days a week. We aim to remove or paint over flyposters within four working days from the date we are made aware of the flyposters.
You can check our Customer Service Standards for flyposter removal and other street cleaning and waste collection services.
Report flypostingYou can report flyposting to us using the form below or by phoning 028 9027 0230.
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In general, we try to resolve all service requests within five working days from being told about it, but in some instances the response time may be less than this.