BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in December 2003We've left it here for reference.More information

28 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
leicesterleicester

BBC Homepage
»BBC Local
Leicester
Things to do
People & Places
Nature
History
Religion & Ethics
Arts and Culture
BBC Introducing
TV & Radio

Sites near Leicester

Birmingham
Derby
Lincolnshire
Northampton
Nottingham

Related BBC Sites

England
 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

30 October 2003
Lounge: One falls foul of council law
Clubbers
Lounge: One is the first club in Leicester to be fined under Leicester City Council's tough new stance.
A nightclub in Leicester has been ordered to pay a fine after illegally putting up posters advertising its nights around the city.
WATCH and LISTEN
audio Richard Clayton from Lounge: One says he wants to solve the problem of illegal fly-posting (28k)
audio Councillor Gary Hunt speaks to Gina Bolton about the fine handed down to Lounge: One (28k)
BBC download guide
Free Real player
SEE ALSO
Club Index
Club venues
Blag free tickets!
WEB LINKS
Lounge:One
Leicester City Council
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
FACTS

Lounge: One holds various nights at its venue on Welford Road including Soul Kitchen, Rockstar and Tokyo Disco

Leicester City Council says it will remove unauthorised and illegal posters, placards and advertisements and may prosecute those responsible to recover costs

PRINT THIS PAGE
View a printable version of this page.
get in contact
Listings for tonight Venue information Review this gig for BBC Leicester

Lounge: One on Welford Road was fined after admitting fly-posting. The case follows a clampdown which was launched by Leicester City Council earlier this year.

The Council launched its campaign against fly-posters and promoters who use spots around the city to advertise and this is the first prosecution.

Leicester City Council says it will remove unauthorised and illegal posters, placards and advertisements and may prosecute those responsible to recover costs.

Lounge: One seems to be the first club to face the wrath of the Council which seems determined to punish those who use the traditional method of marketing club nights.
quote If they (the clubs) choose the re-offend again and again, the fines will go up and eventually they will be in contempt of court. You cannot just keep on doing something and being fined for it. quote
Councillor Gary Hunt

Councillor Gary Hunt, who is heading the battle against illegal fly-posting, says this is just the start off a bid to rid the city of unsightly boards and posters.

"I am delighted and it represents the first step towards removing the scourge of fly-posting by the nightclub organisations around the city.

"If they choose the re-offend again and again, the fines will go up and eventually they will be in contempt of court. You cannot just keep on doing something and being fined for it.

"It is an important step forward for us. It's all part of cleaning up Leicester, making it look better and looking after the place," says Councillor Hunt.

The Council is determined to stop the fly-posting method of advertising and is confident of success in its no tolerance approach.

Councillor Hunt believes this is the only way the city centre will be kept free from traffic lights and other locations being targeted by posters.

Listings for tonight Venue information Review this gig for BBC Leicester
line
Top | Clubs Index | Home
Also in this section
Latest film information Our music guide Theatre and Arts information Student life

Contact Us
BBC Leicester
9 St Nicholas Place,
Leicester,
Leicestershire.
LE1 5LB

tel: (+44) 0116 251 6688
leicester@bbc.co.uk

 




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy