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.