Vale of Glamorgan Council clamps down on practice of flyposting
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will soon be taking enforcement action to tackle the problem of flyposting.
It’s an offence to affix a picture, letter or sign to any surface of a highway or to attach such an item to a tree, lamppost or any other aspect of the highway without express permission.
Such a practice is a form of littering and can blight certain areas of our County, which is why the Council plans to clamp down on it.
Under Section 132 of the highways Act (inserted S43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003), the Council has the authority to issue a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice per poster and we will soon be exercising the power across the Vale.
In December alone, our Environmental Enforcement Officers noted 34 examples of flyposting, with every case at risk of this punishment.
“Flyposting is an unsightly and unwelcome practice that can have a significant detrimental effect on the appearance of an area.
“Those responsible for flyposting should be warned that we will soon be exercising the extent of our powers to combat the issue.
“We intend to come down hard on those responsible and anyone found to have committed this offence could be looking at a penalty of £100 per poster." - Cllr Peter King, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport.