Staffordshire man ordered to pay £1,500 or illegally flyposting

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

A Staffordshire man was ordered to pay £1,500 after illegally flyposting adverts onto traffic lights in Erdington at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (30 April 2015).

Luke Madden, 29, of Dimbles Lane, Lichfield, who did not attend court and was found guilty in his absence of one offence under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £400 costs and £100 victim surcharge.

Birmingham City Council brought this case after officers caught Madden putting up posters advertising a CCTV company on traffic lights in Bromford Lane, Erdington, on 13 August 2014.

It is illegal to advertise on council property such as traffic lights, lamp posts and pedestrian railings. Birmingham Environmental Health will take action to prosecute anyone caught flyposting or gaining benefit from the advert.