Report illegal advertising

Flyposting is the unauthorised placing of literature and posters in public spaces. It's illegal and enforcement action can be taken against anyone caught. 

The council and the Community Safety Partnership have adopted a zero-tolerance approach towards flyposting. As a result, we will consider issuing proceedings against any organisation or an individual within an organisation found to be causing this form of nuisance. We can issue a fixed penalty notice of £75 to any person caught in the act of posting an illegal advertisement. 

We'll need to know:

  • if it's on residential, business, or private property
  • the address if you know it
  • what's on the poster.

Report flyposting

Advertise legally

  • Many shops have advertising space.
  • Use local newspapers to advertise an event.
  • Contact our Distribution Service for help to promote your event.

Estate agent boards

Estate agent boards must be located within the boundaries of the property they are advertising and cannot be attached to street furniture or sited on a verge. Our enforcement team will deal with boards that are attached to street furniture or on the highways promptly.

A-boards

A-boards in Cambridge are subject to a policy that came into effect on 20 November 2017.

Contact us

Street Enforcement team

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