Report fly posting
The local authority has enforcement responsibility for illegally posted advertisements, leaflets etc on both council and privately owned property in the area. Each council provides information on how to report instances of fly posting.
Waltham Forest Council is responsible for removing unsightly fly posting from council property that is located on adjacent to the public highway.
What is fly posting?
Flyposters usually advertise or promote events and are placed without permission of the owner of the property. They can take the form of stickers, signs or posters.
Reporting fly posting
If you are unable to complete the online form please contact Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000.
What happens next
We aim to remove illegal fly posting within three working days of being notified.
Removal of fly posting
Waltham Forest Council has responsibility for removing flyposting on public buildings or public property such as lamp posts, benches or bus stops.
Flyposting is a criminal offence. The Council may Invoice people for the cost of removing their illegal advertisements, issue fixed penalty notices or prosecute people who benefit from fly posting or who fly post on their own land contrary to the Control of Advertisements Regulations. Fines are up to £5,000 on conviction.
We appreciate that from time to time the organisers of local or charity events will want to advertise the event. The Council is prepared to allow this type of advertising providing the following guidelines are followed:
Community advertising guidelines (18KB PDF file)
Fly posting on bridges and railway property
Fly posting on railway property should be reported direct to Network Rail on 0845 711 4141.