Prevention

There are steps you can take to discourage graffiti and fly-posters. If you have a problem of fly-posting on your property you should contact the team for advice. If you own or manage street furniture, grants might be available for preventative measures.

Steps to prevent graffiti

  • remove graffiti where possible from your own property as removing it quickly will reduce the likelihood of further attacks
  • cleaning with white spirit or other paint removers might be possible
  • good quality polyurethane gloss paint is easier to clean than other surfaces
  • mid colour paints instead of very light or very dark will be less attractive to the graffiti vandal
  • trellis, climbing plants or murals on walls will discourage graffiti
  • security measures should be used where possible to prevent access to your property.

Steps to prevent fly-posters

  • ill-maintained and uncared-for walls, gates and doors are a target for fly-poster companies
  • corner properties and those with highly visible blank walls or pillars are ideal for fly-poster companies to use as a platform to display illegal advertisements - keeping these walls in good condition will reduce the likelihood of posters being attached
  • temporary structures such as hoardings and vacant commercial premises attract fly-posters - you can prevent this by attaching slats or visual images to hoardings around vacant property or removing posters as soon as they appear (if your property is likely to remain vacant in the short term (one month or less) you can download and print the No Bill Poster to deter the erection of fly-posters
  • treating street furniture with anti-fly-poster stipple solution prevents posters being attached - the Council has treated council-owned street furniture on main streets with such a solution

No Bill Posters [PDF] (file size 57Kb)