Company fined for fly-posting in Fallowfield

A company promoting a Manchester club has been fined £3,700 for fly-posting in Fallowfield.

‘Fifth Leisure Limited’ attached posters to private property – such as bus stops – promoting their club venue ‘Fifth Manchester’. Over 30 illegally posted advertisements were found in total, by Manchester City Council officers.

The news of the fine comes after the fly-posting crimes were admitted to in June 2016. A representative of Fifth leisure Limited confirmed the offences during questioning under caution.

The company was fined £2,500, given costs of £1,170 and a victim of crime surcharge cost of £30.

Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhoods – Councillor Nigel Murphy – has released a statement following the charges:

“Flyposting is illegal, unsightly and costs the council time and money to clear up.

Murphy has also made a plea to people of the local community in relation to fly-posting:

“The public can help us stamp out fly-posting by reporting any issues they see in their area”.

Manchester City Council has warned that their Environmental Crimes team will continue to stamp out the behaviour.

TNT News

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