A council-led blitz on Brighton seafront has resulted in three city nightclubs receiving hefty fines for flyposting. The council is working with clubs to find a more environmentally acceptable way to reach their audiences and is taking a tough line on illegal activity.
During a one-day purge of the seafront by Cityclean enforcement officers, more than 50 illegally placed posters advertising local nightclubs were removed and fixed penalty notices totalling £1.500 were handed out, (£50 fixed penalties for each poster.)
The main offenders were:
- The Ocean Rooms in Morley St - fined £1,000 for 20 posters
- The Zap Club in Kings Road Arches – fined £300 for 6 posters
- Concorde 2 in Maderia Drive – fined £200 for 4 posters
Environment councillor Gill Mitchell said, “We want to send out a clear message that this council will not tolerate illegal flyposting, and will take swift action to prosecute those who spoil our seafront.
“We were particularly disappointed at these incidents of fly-posting as we are currently in discussion with these nightclubs (along with 7 others) over providing authorised poster advertising sites in the city centre.
“Flyposting is ultimately the responsibility of our nightclub managers and we would urge them to be more vigilant in tracking down where their events are being advertised.”
This blitz is part of the Council’s wider enforcement campaign to ensure that traders on the sea front and in the city centre take responsibility for their waste and prevent it spilling on to our streets.
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