Council: battle on fly-posters being won
Fly-posting in Belfast has been reduced by around 85% in the last three years, the city council has claimed.
A report for the council's health and environmental services committee showed that since the introduction of the Clean Neighbourhoods Act in April 2012, fewer than 200 posters were put up in the city centre.
That compared to 1,000 in the previous year and almost 1,200 in the year before that.
The reduction in fly-posting has also been attributed to new conditions put on clubs and bar entertainment licences, which prohibit them from illegally flyposting to promote their venues.
Councillor Steven Corr, committee chairman, said: "This news represents something very positive for our city. Fly-posting is a blight on the city centre and arterial routes.
"At a time when we are trying to make our city more attractive it's important that we show Belfast off in its best light."