Gandys flyposter

Flyposting fine for circus promoter

An event company that was illegally promoting a circus in Liverpool has been fined almost £1,500, after pleading guilty to flyposting in court.

Exchange Events Ltd had been charged for promoting Gandeys travelling circus by plastering dozens of posters and signs onto buildings, telephone boxes and on the public highway throughout Autumn last year.

The case had been brought to Liverpool Magistrates Court after evidence was collated by Liverpool Street Scene Services Ltd, which delivers refuse services for Liverpool City Council.

The Congleton based company, which has used a subcontractor to issue the posters over three months, was found to have made no reasonable efforts to remove them.

Exchange Events Ltd has been fined £1,200 under section 224(3) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. It will also pay a victim surcharge of £120 and a contribution of £150 towards costs.

Councillor Abdul Qadir, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “Removing flyposting of this magnitude costs time and money that the city council can ill afford.

“There’s no excuse for this type of behaviour and we simply won’t tolerate it. I want everyone to know that illegal flyers and posters will be removed and Liverpool City Council will seek to prosecute at every opportunity.

“I also want to thank the officers involved in helping to bring this case to court.”

Liverpool Waterfront