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Leafleting permit

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Before you can begin leafleting you must apply for a permit online.

You don't need to apply for a permit if:

  • the leaflet is for religious, political or charitable purposes
  • you are leaving leaflets on a stall for people to take

Permit options and fees

  • 1 month leaflet permit £25
  • 3 month leaflet permit £65
  • 6 month leaflet permit £130
  • 12 month leaflet permit £260

Permit conditions

Your permit will be withdrawn and no refund given if our terms and conditions are broken. Please ensure that:

  • no more than 8 people can give out leaflets
  • leaflets are not distributed in council car parks, parks, gardens, Pier Approach, the seafront or the Square
  • all people distributing leaflets have a copy of your permit
  • you have a permit for each business that you are promoting if you are an agent. You must also ensure that the business name is on the leaflet
  • you do not leave leaflets unattended for the general public to pick up
  • all leaflets which have been dropped within a radius of 100 metres from the distribution point have been picked up by the permit holder
  • the leaflets you hand out must not contain material that is considered racist, sexist, offensive, or that encourages criminal behaviour or irresponsible drinking
  • the leaflet does not promote offers or discounts on alcohol

On application if we decide that your leaflet is not suitable you will have 14 days to upload a revised version. If we don’t receive a suitable revised leaflet within this time, your application will be refused and you won’t be entitled to a refund.

You must make your request at least 5 days in advance, not including bank holidays. Please note, you can't apply more than 1 month in advance.

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