Report fly posting

Fly-posting is the illegal placement of promotional signs, posters or stickers on walls, street furniture, public spaces, highways or private property. Fly-posting makes an area look untidy and can damage property.

We remove fly-posting from council-owned property, such as street lights and railings, as part of our street cleaning on a 10 working-day schedule.

Report fly posting on council-owned property

If you report fly-posting on council-owned property, we will remove the promotional material and may take legal action against those responsible.

Simply login to our My Account services, then select 'Environmental reporting', 'Add a report' and choose 'Fly posting' from the category list. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account services login

Legal promotions

Certain types of promotional material are allowed, including signs and posters advertising:

  • church bazaars
  • fêtes for parent-teacher associations
  • sponsored marathons in aid of charity
  • amateur sports events (not for commercial purposes)

These advertisements must not be displayed more than 14 days before the event and must be removed 7 days after the event.

Use your smartphone to report waste and environment problems

Download the Thurrock 'Report it' app to report using your smartphone:

You can also login using My Account to report problems online.