Fly-posting lands Belper man with £686 court bill

Court news
Court news

A Belper man has been left with a bill of £686 after being prosecuted for flyposting.

Lee Andrews of 
Whitemoor Lane, pleaded guilty to displaying advertisements for his business without the consent of Amber Valley Borough Council, contrary to Town and Country Planning 
Regulations and the Town and Country Planning Act, at Derby Magistrates Court.

He was ordered to pay a fine of £166, Victim 
Surcharge of £20, and court costs of £500.

Andrews admitted in court to putting up posters advertising his business on street furniture in Belper and Ripley. He had previously had enforcement action taken against him in 2013 for similar offences.

A spokesman for the borough council said: “It is an offence to display any posters, or signs on buildings or street furniture without the consent of the owner. Such posters or signs can be a distraction to motorists.”