Fakenham cracks down on fly posting

A poster fixed to a lamp post in Fakenham advertising a Norwich night club. Picture: Chris Bishop

A poster fixed to a lamp post in Fakenham advertising a Norwich night club. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Fakenham Town Council today revealed it had received complaints from residents about the number of out-of-date and irrelevant posters attached to railings and lamp posts.

It said that while it supports the need to advertise local events which benefit the town, it is concerned about the proliferation of posters and banners advertising businesses and events further afield.

Mayor Adrian Vertigan said: 'We think it is unacceptable to use the streets of Fakenham as a noticeboard for businesses and events that have nothing to do with our town.

'These posters are often attached so securely that they are difficult to remove and spoil the appearance of the town centre conservation area.'

Mr Vertigan said the council would continue to support local groups and charities, which remove their posters and banners in good time. But advertisements for Norwich club nights and circuses in other towns are not considered appropriate and will be removed.


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The town council is also warning that large banners attached to

railings at junctions can create a safety hazard because children and other pedestrians cannot be seen behind them.

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Norfolk County Council may also remove and destroy any unauthorised signs which have been placed on the highway.

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