Flyposting fight

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There is no doubt that flyposting has become a bit of an issue on Arran.

Many groups no doubt take the view that it is only one small poster, one small placard – but if everyone does it they soon mount up. Add to that posters for events from the mainland, like the circus this week, and suddenly the villages are drowning in gawdy paper.

Add to that attempts to advertise events on top of other people’s posters is not only underhand but starts to make everything look very messy.

Some may argue that they have to get their message out, but there are other means of promotion – taking an advert in the Banner is always a good way of getting the word out there and using social media is increasing useful tool.

North Ayrshire Council, who have enforcement powers to tackle flyposting, say they do not want to be heavy-handed as they appreciate most of the flyers and not malicious. However, they will take action if the situation gets out of hand.

So maybe it is time to take stock and have a look around and ask if all this flyposting is really necessary. And on another note, once the event is over, please take them down.