Advertisement Rules

The Parish Council often receives queries about fly-posting and advertising signs - the document attached gives guidelines as to what adverts are allowed.

Under section 224 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 it is an offence for any person to display an advertisement in contravention of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007. Any person contravening this legislation is liable on summary conviction to a fine, currently not exceeding £2500 and in the case of a continuing offence there is a fine of £250 for each day on which the offence continues after conviction.

Under section 132 of the Highway Act 1980 it is an offence for any person to paint or in anyway inscribe or affix any picture, letter, or sign on the surface of a Highway, any tree, or structure without consent of the Highway Authority. If guilty of an offence the person can be liable to a fine of up to £1000, and in the case of a second offence a fine of up to £2500.

Please note that we will only remove graffiti and fly-posting from property which is owned and maintained by ourselves and not any other bodies (e.g. District Council) or on private property.