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Report fly-posting

Fly-posting is putting up advertisements, such as posters, stickers or signs on buildings, in underpasses – or sometimes on lampposts and other street furniture – without permission.
Remnants of fly-poster paper on a wall.

Report fly-posting

You can report fly-posting online through My Newham.

Before you start

We will ask you:
  • where the illegal advertising is
  • if you have any other details that could help us
If you see someone fly-posting and are able to safely take a photo or video without putting yourself in danger, tell us in your report. We may be able to use it to prosecute them.

Report it

You don't have to give your details, but if you use your My Newham account to tell us about the problem, you will be able to track our progress.

Report fly-posting online through My Newham  
If you have a smart phone or tablet, you can also report a fly-post when you see it using our Love Newham app.

What happens next

We will remove fly-posters in public places where possible.

If there is evidence or a witness for a case of fly-posting, we can investigate and prosecute all offenders caught.

If the fly-posters are on your property we will ask you to remove them and take steps to stop it in the future.


Penalties for fly-posting

Flyposting is a crime. You could receive a £80 fixed penalty fine from one of our enforcement officers or the police. A magistrate could give you a larger fine.
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