Calls to crack down on fly posting
September 6, 2010 by Gareth
Businesses looking for poster printing in Bolton would be wise to consider where they are looking to advertise their company before going ahead, after the deputy leader of Bolton’s Liberal Democrats called for a change in the process to deal with fly posting. Fly posting is an illegal form of advertising but it can be difficult for the council to enforce the laws against it. Bolton Town Hall chiefs have recently been approached by the government’s Communities Secretary and Transport Secretary requesting a clear up of the streets of the town in terms of signage and advertising hoardings in order to make sign posts more effective and clearer for traffic. However, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in Bolton, Councillor David Wilkinson, has responded by claiming that the council signs are not the problem in the town but that illegal fly posting can be an issue. He has now called for easier powers to deal with the problem of fly posting in order to crack down on this.
This is not the first time that fly posting has been raised as an issue in Bolton. The council has taken action in previous years against poster advertising that had been displayed without permission across the area on lamp posts. Bolton magistrates fined a floor coverings company after the council had to take action against them.
Although poster and flyer printing is essential to any business looking to advertise, it’s advisable to check with the local council before embarking on a poster campaign.