5th December 2020

Total Homecare Ltd hit with £1,300 penalty for fly-posting

A Trafford based company has been ordered to pay a total of £1,280 for flyposting in south Manchester.

Total Homecare Ltd was fined £720, plus costs of £530 and a £30 victim of crime surcharge.

In June 2016, Manchester city council officers discovered a number of illegally posted advertisements in Chorlton Park and Wythenshawe.

The posters – attached to traffic bollards and pedestrian guardrails – invited members of the public to, ‘call Louise’ if they were looking for work.

Total Homecare Ltd were not mentioned on the advertisements but investigating council officers established that they were behind the illegal flyposts.

A representative of Total Homecare Ltd admitted to flyposting offences and accepted two fixed penalty notices for the crime, in July 2016.

After the company failed to pay the penalty notices the city council proceeded to take the case to court.

Representatives of Total Homecare Ltd failed to attend the Manchester Magistrates’ court hearing on 11 January 2017 and the case was proved in the their absence.

Councillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Our Environmental Crimes team will continue to take action against anyone caught blighting our neighbourhoods in this way. Flyposting is illegal and unsightly and costs time and money to remove.

“I would urge the public to help us stamp out these illegal actions by reporting any issues of flyposting they see so we can pursue those responsible.”

Manchester residents wishing to report flyposting should visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/flyposting

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