With so many events planned for the coming weekend, the city has seen a surge in incidents of fly posting over the last few days.
Fly posting is an illegal activity that ruins Norwich, covering the city in posters and making areas look unsightly.
Norwich City Council is issuing a strong reminder to those carrying out fly posting that they can be fined and prosecuted for the offence.
Cllr Steve Morphew, leader at Norwich City Council, said: “It’s a real shame that people display their advertising in this way. It really makes areas of the city affected look messy and attracts other kinds of crime such as graffiti.
“There are lots of legal alternatives to fly posting for people to take advantage of, so I would encourage people needing to promote their events to investigate these, rather than face a fine and possible prosecution.”
There are some sites in the city where fly posting can be legally displayed, for example the poster boards in the Chapelfield and St Stephens underpasses, so the council is urging people who have events to promote that they use these sites instead of littering other parts of the city.
Promoters should also ask shops, takeaways, pubs, community halls and similar venues, who are often willing to display notices inside their premises.
All fly posting is removed on a regular basis from street furniture and council land.
Formal investigations will be carried out into both those putting up the posters and any venue benefitting from the advertisement. A fixed penalty notice of £80 will be issued to anyone caught displaying posters illegally.
To report any fly posting online through our website, click here. Alternatively, you can call the customer contact team on 0844 980 3333 or email email@example.com