Magistrates have fined a jet washing company and its director £8,000 plus court costs after a Croydon Council investigation found they had been illegally fly-posting on lampposts across the borough.
On Tuesday at Croydon Magistrates’ Court, RRF Jet Washing Services Ltd and its sole director Mr Kerry Fisher were found guilty of illegally displaying advertising signs.
Council officers took court action after finding a spate of illegal signs between 8 June and 31 July last year in Thornton Heath, Shirley, Addington, Waddon, Selsdon and central Croydon and receiving no reply to warning letters.
The company, registered to Wickham Road, Croydon, and Mr Fisher, of Orchard Way in Shirley, were ordered to pay a total of £10,270 – £4,000 each for the offences plus £2,270 in court costs and surcharges.
“Fly-posters are ugly, can distract drivers and are illegal – this result sends out a clear message that anyone who does it runs the risk of prosecution and fines.”
Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon