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Promoting your event: Guidance for Charitable Organisations, Community Groups and Commercial Businesses

Fly Posting in Adur and Worthing

What is fly posting?

Fly posting is where posters and fliers are put on property and vehicles without permission and is defined as:

"the display of advertising material on buildings and street furniture without the consent of the owner, contrary to the provisions of the Regulations."

Councils can take action against those responsible for fly posting, remove illegal posters and placards and recover the costs incurred in doing so.

Councils can also order owners of a property to remove any posters displayed and issue fines to owners who refuse to do so. Legislation to assist with the removal of fly posting can be found under:

  • 'Section 224 of the Town & Planning Act 1990': it is an offence for any person to display an advertisement in contravention of the regulations. The relevant legislation is contained within the 'Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992'. Any person contravening the legislation is liable on summary conviction to a fine, currently not exceeding £2,500. This was increased under the provision of the 'Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003'. In the case of a continuing offence there is a fine of £250 for each day on which the offence continues after conviction.
  • 'Section 132 of the Highway Act 1980': it is an offence for any person to paint or in any way inscribe or affix any picture, letter or sign on the surface of the highway, any tree, or structure without consent of the Highway Authority. If guilty of an offence the person can be liable to a fine of up to £1,000, or in the case of a second offence £2,500.

The 'Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005' received Royal Assent in April 2005 and a particular emphasis throughout the act is a greater use of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for the offence of fly posting.

Use of Council open spaces and property

Organisers of events using Council owned open spaces or property for events and funfairs are reminded that amongst the terms and conditions for their use is the following requirement:

“In accordance with Council policies, undertake not to advertise the event using the technique of 'fly posting'”

Your compliance with, and enforcement of, these terms and conditions is essential and disregard of any points will mean you will not be given consideration for such use of the site in the future.

Removal of posters, boards or banners erected without permission

Adur & Worthing Councils have a joint contract for graffiti and fly posting removal working with West Sussex County Council.

In accordance with appropriate legislation unauthorised banners, boards or posters found on street furniture will be removed immediately and evidence will be taken for a potential prosecution.

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Adur Promotion Service

Adur District Council is keen to support local groups and charities to help them promote their events and activities in the area without having an adverse impact on the street scene. It has therefore introduced opportunities for charitable groups and not-for-profit organisations to promote their community events responsibly using community information panels within bus shelters and at designated banner and board display sites on Council land. An application form is included below for those charitable groups and not-for-profit organisations, who would like to promote an event using the notice boards and display sites.

Unauthorised notices, posters and banners are considered to be fly posting, which can contribute to an impression of 'urban decay'. Fly posting is illegal. Adur District Council takes a zero tolerance policy to unauthorised fly posting.

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Application for the display of posters using community information panels

Applications for the display of A4 Posters at designated bus shelters across Adur are now available for Community and Charity groups/organisations. Advertising for Commercial events is not permitted. There will be a nominal charge for this service of £1.00 plus VAT (£1.20) per poster per month - to assist with the costs incurred for arranging the install of posters into the panels at bus shelters

Applications will be accepted with the following conditions:

  • All applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis
  • Adur District Council reserves the right to refuse an application based on the content of the advertisement
  • Adur District Council will ensure the safe installation of each poster for a nominal fee of £1.00 plus VAT (£1.20) per poster per month
  • Adur District Council will remove the promotional material after the event has taken place

Posters must conform to the following:

  • The maximum size for posters is A4 (portrait only)
  • Posters must be laminated if using an inkjet printer

Posters need to be sent to the Place and Economy Team at least 6 weeks (preferably more) before the event and will be installed by a member of Adur Council staff once a month. The Council regrets that in cannot accept liability for any consequences in failing to install posters in time.

Locations and Sites Available for the display of Posters

Across Adur, there are 37 bus shelters which are available for the display of posters, including 15 in Lancing, 15 in Shoreham and 7 in Southwick.

Lancing:

  • CHU003 Sompting Road adjacent to Railway Station, Lancing
  • CHU004 Adjacent to 119 Sompting Road, Lancing
  • CHU005 Western Road adjacent Southon View, Lancing
  • CKM001 Adjacent to 75 Howard Road, North Lancing
  • CKM002 Opposite 25 Howard Road, North Lancing
  • CKM003 Adjacent to 49 Meadowview Road, North Lancing
  • CKM005 Outside 58, Cokeham Road, Lancing
  • MAN003 Manor Road, North Lancing
  • MBN004 Adjacent to 52 Grinstead Lane, Lancing
  • MBN006 Shadwells Court, Shadwells Road, Lancing
  • PEV002 Adjacent to 92 Western Road, Lancing
  • WID002 Brighton Road adjacent to Adur Close, Lancing
  • WID004 181 Brighton Road, opposite The Haven, Lancing
  • WID007 Brighton Road (opposite Old Salts Farm) Lancing
  • WID010 Adjacent to 186 Brighton Road

Shoreham-by-Sea:

  • BUC001 Upper Shoreham Road adjacent to Tarragon Way, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • BUC002 Adjacent to 124 Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • BUC003 Outside 312 Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • BUC004 Adjacent to 272 Southlands Parade, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • HIL007 Adjacent to 19 Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • MAR002 Beach Green Toilets, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD002 Upper Shoreham Road, opposite Tarragon Way, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD004 Adjacent to 74 Hammy Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD005 Fraser Court, Wilmot Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD008 Southlands Hospital, Hammy Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD009 Milward Court, Wilmot Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM001 Police Station, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM009 Police Station, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-SeaSTN00
  • 1 Buckingham Road adjacent to the railway, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STN003 Red Lion PH, Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

Southwick:

  • EAS004 Outside 288 Old Shoreham Road, Southwick
  • HIL001 Opposite Lower Drive, Southwick
  • HIL002 56 Downsway Road, opposite Southwick Cemetery, Southwick
  • HIL004 Outside 128 Downsway, Southwick
  • HIL005 249 Old Shoreham Road, Southwick
  • HIL006 Holmbush Way, Southwick
  • SGR005 Outside 2 Southwick Green, Southwick

Apply now to display your event Poster(s)

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Application for the display of banners and boards at designated sites

Applications for the display of banners and boards at designated sites across Adur must be received at least four weeks before the event. These sites are now available for commercial businesses and events as well as charitable groups and not-for-profit organisations. Applications will be considered with the following conditions:

  • Advertisement of local community events by charitable groups and not-for-profit organisations is available free of charge
  • Advertisement of commercial events is available subject to a weekly fee of £20.00 plus VAT (£24.00)
  • The applicant is responsible for ensuring that they have adequate and suitable public liability insurance, to a minimum of £5 million. A copy of the certificate will be required upon approval of application
  • The safe fixing and removal of banners or display boards is the responsibility of the applicant, once they have received notification of approval
  • Applicants must ensure that banners and boards are securely attached at all times
  • Each banner and board display site differs in size. It is the applicants responsibility that each site is checked to ensure their material is of the correct dimension to achieve a secure fit with optimal presentation
  • Adur District Council reserve the right to remove any banner or board that is considered insecure, inappropriate or of a size in excess of that agreed
  • The positioning of any banner or board must not cause a conflict with any road users and road safety
  • Banners and boards must be removed immediately after the event

Banners and display boards must conform to the following:

  • No banner is to exceed 1.5 square metre or 2.5 metres in length, and 1 metre in depth; no board to exceed 1 square metre (optimum dimensions for each site are displayed on the application form)
  • No banner or board to be installed more than two weeks prior to the event and must be removed immediately afterwards
  • No banner or board to remain in place at any one site for more than a four week period, unless planning consent is obtained
  • Each site has been surveyed to allow for a maximum number of banners/boards at any one time; this number cannot be exceeded
  • Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis

Locations and Sites Available for the display of Banners and Boards

Shoreham-by-Sea:

  • SHR001 Buckingham Park: 3 spaces available
  • SHR002 Coronation Green (west of foot bridge): 6 spaces available
  • SHR003 Ham Rec. (facing north), Eastern Avenue: 2 spaces available
  • SHR004 Ham Rec. (facing south), Brighton Road: 4 spaces available
  • SHR005 Eastern Avenue allotments: 6 spaces available (3 north, 3 south)
  • SHR006 Middle Road allotments: 3 spaces available

Southwick / Fishersgate:

  • SWK001 Southwick Green facing Southwick Square: 4 spaces available
  • SWK002 Fishersgate Recreation Ground: 3 spaces available
  • SKW003 Kingston Lifeboat Station - available to book from January 2019

Lancing:

  • LAN001 Lancing Manor (to the east of bus shelter): 5 spaces available

Apply now to display your event banner(s) or board(s)

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Application for the display of 6-sheet posters in bus shelter media panels

Applications for the display of '6-sheet posters' at designated bus shelters across Adur are now available for commercial businesses and events as well as charitable groups and not-for-profit organisations. Applications will be considered with the following conditions:

  • Adur District Council reserves the right to refuse an application based on the content of the advertisement
  • Posters will be displayed for a minimum period of one month, and then monthly multiples as required starting from the first of the month in return for the agreed hire fee applicable to the shelter
  • Shelters are arranged in three categories - A, B or C - depending on their location, and each shelter has an inside and outside panel available for display
  • Category A shelters are available for the hire fee of £200.00 plus VAT (£240.00) per month
  • Advertisement of local community events organised by Adur's charitable groups as well as those organised by Adur District Council, are available at a reduced rate of £60.00 plus VAT (£72.00) per month in category B shelters
  • Advertisement of local events and services provided by Adur businesses and Worthing Borough Council are available at a reduced rate of £100.00 plus VAT (£120.00) per month in category B shelters
  • All commercial (ticketed) events, and services provided by non-Adur businesses are subject to the full hire fee of £200.00 plus VAT (£240.00) per month in both category A and B shelters
  • Category C shelters are available for the hire fee of £60.00 plus VAT (£72.00) per month to any event or business in Adur and Worthing
  • Adur District Council will ensure the safe installation of each poster for the agreed period of hire
  • Adur District Council will remove the promotional material at the end of the hire period
  • Maximum panel hire 25% of the total panels available - ie: a maximum of 4 x category A panels, 5 x category B panels and 3 x category C panels at any one time. With a maximum hire period of 6 months (3 months in category C)

Posters must conform to the following:

  • Each poster must be printed professionally on the correct media suitable for the type of display
  • A '6-sheet poster' size is 1,200mm x 1,800mm

Locations and sites available for the display of 6-sheet posters:

Category A - £200.00 per month to any applicant, maximum x4 panels for up to 6 months:

Lancing:

  • CHU001 Inside: Opposite 79 Brighton Rd, west of the Perch
  • CHU001 Outside: Opposite 79 Brighton Rd, west of the Perch
  • MAN001 Outside: Lancing Leisure Centre
  • WID003 Inside: Opposite Beach Green Car Park entrance
  • WID003 Outside: Opposite Beach Green Car Park entrance

Shoreham-by-Sea:

  • STM002 Inside: Suters Yard, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM002 Outside: Suters Yard, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM006 Inside: Co-op, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM006 Outside: Co-op, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM007 Inside: Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM007 Outside: Coronation Green, Shoreham-by-Sea

Southwick:

  • HIL003 Inside: Adjacent 183 Windmill Parade, Old Shoreham Road
  • SGR003 Inside: Co-op, Southwick Square
  • SGR003 Outside: Co-op, Southwick Square

Category B - £60.00 / £100.00 / £200.00 per month, depending on applicant, maximum x5 panels for up to 6 months:

Lancing:

  • MAN001 Inside: Lancing Leisure Centre
  • MBN001 Inside: Police Station, North Road, Lancing
  • MBN001 Outside: Police Station, North Road, Lancing
  • MBN003 Inside: Post Office, North Road, Lancing
  • MBN003 Outside: Post Office, North Road, Lancing
  • WID005 Inside: Adj 1 The Herons (near junction to Old Salts)
  • WID005 Outside: Adj 1 The Herons (near junction to Old Salts)
  • WID006 Inside: Broadway Newsagent, 401 Brighton Road
  • WID006 Outside: Broadway Newsagent, 401 Brighton Road

Shoreham-by-Sea:

  • SLD001 Inside: Co-op, Holmbush Roundabout, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD001 Outside: Co-op, Holmbush Roundabout, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SLD003 Inside: Opposite Wadurs, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM001 Inside: Police Station, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • STM001 Outside: Police Station, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • WID001 Inside: The Longshore, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • WID001 Outside: The Longshore, Shoreham-by-Sea

Southwick:

  • EAS003 Inside: Coates Court, Albion Street
  • SGR002 Inside: Opposite Windmill Parade, Old Shoreham Road
  • HIL003 Outside: Adjacent 183 Windmill Parade, Old Shoreham Road

Fishersgate:

  • EAS006 Inside: Albion Tavern

Category C - £60.00 to any Adur & Worthing applicant, maximum x3 panels for up to 3 months:

Lancing:

  • MBN007 Inside: Adjacent Orchard House, Crabtree Lane
  • MBN007 Outside: Adjacent Orchard House, Crabtree Lane

Shoreham-by-Sea:

  • SLD003 Outside: Opposite Wadurs, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • SGR004 Inside: Old Shoreham Road, opposite Lower Drive
  • SGR004 Outside: Old Shoreham Road, opposite Lower Drive

Fishersgate:

  • EAS002 Inside: Opposite Harmony House, Old Shoreham Road
  • EAS002 Outside: Opposite Harmony House, Old Shoreham Road
  • EAS006 Outside: Albion Tavern, Fishersgate

Southwick:

  • SGR002 Outside: Opposite Windmill Parade, Old Shoreham Road
  • EAS003 Outside: Coates Court, Albion Street

 

Apply now to display 6-sheet posters:

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Promotion of events in Worthing

The Worthing Town Centre Initiative has access to five advertising rotundas; three in Montague Street and two on the promenade. These are primarily in place to promote events and activities in Worthing and as such these local events will be given priority over any other advertising.

Sites can only be booked directly via the Worthing Town Centre Initiative, subject to availability and general conditions. A monthly rate applies, depending on the size of the poster and if you are a BID Levy Payer
For information about how to display your poster in one of the advertising sites in Worthing, please see the:

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Advertise on our events and tourism website

'Discover Worthing' is Adur & Worthing Councils' Official Tourism Information website for Worthing and the surrounding areas.

To include details of your event within the 'What's On' section of the Discover Worthing website, please see:

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Other opportunities to promote your event within our local area

Other ideas to promote your event include:

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