Bill Posters | 13.11.2008 12:04
You're not nicked
The Council has decided to apply the regulations to Nottingham City Centre, the shopping area on Southchurch Drive in Clifton, Radford Road shopping area, The Forest Recreation Ground up to the end of the shops on Mansfield Road and Bulwell Town Centre. Anyone wishing to distribute any free matter within these areas must obtain the prior consent of Nottingham City Council. Anybody caught distributing without the correct consent will be issued with a fixed penalty fine of £75 or prosecuted.
The law will be enforced by Plain-clothes officers from Nottingham City Council, Community Protection Officers and Nottinghamshire Police who will carry out regular spot checks including during the night.
However it is important for Notts Indymedia readers to be aware that his does not apply when the distribution is for political purposes.
It is recommended that anybody intended to leaflet for political purposes prints off and carries with them the appropriate page form the Council website. You should not assume that those who may try and nick you for it will be aware of the law. This may be especially true of so called Community Protection Officers who do not have a very good track record of legal knowledge.
The link to the Council information is here: -