The distribution of free leaflets and other free printed matter can become a problem if they are subsequently dropped as litter in public places. The purpose of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 94B and Schedule 3A is to help control these distributions and associated litter problems.
'Free printed matter' includes amongst other things:
Printed matter is free if it is distributed without charge to the persons who receive it.
'Distribute means to give free printed matter out, or offer to make it available, to members of the public. It includes placing it on, or affixing it to, vehicles but does not include putting it inside a building or letter-box. This will also apply to printed material distributed to the public from a vehicle or stand.
’Relevant Land’ includes all public places in the open air owned and managed by us. Details of the land that has been designated as relevant land is shown on the map which can be found in the Conditions for Free Distribution of Literature.
’Relevant Highway’ includes streets and pavements maintainable at the public expense for which we are responsible.
You can download these forms and then complete by hand.
We may use the information provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. We also share this information for auditing purposes.
Complete the Free literature distribution - application form and send this with the correct payment.
Please note: we must receive the completed application form not less than ten working days before the date you would like to start to distribute free printed matter.
See ourcurrent list of fees
This legislation does not apply and consent under this legislation is not required for the distribution of free printed matter:
We have identified areas, so that the distribution of free printed material within those areas is prohibited without the prior consent of us. If you wish to distribute any free printed matter on the relevant land and relevant highway within those areas you must obtain the prior consent of us.
Consent is not currently required from us if you wish to distribute free printed matter on a relevant highway or on relevant land which is not included on the map.
Complete the Free literature distribution - renewal application form and send this with the correct payment. See our Licensing current fees
If you would like to distribute your free printed matter from a stand, table or similar you will need to make a booking and pay the appropriate fee through Derby Live. The fee charged includes distributing your free printed matter from the stand, table or similar.
For details and applications for a space hire agreement in the city centre, contact Derby Live on 01332 640848 or by email email@example.com.
We reserve the right to refuse to give consent to any applicant where we consider that the proposed distribution would likely lead to defacement of the designated land. Where this happens the applicant will be informed of the decision and the reasons for refusal. Examples of where this might occur is where an applicant has caused defacement on a previous occasion or where there is a distribution planned that is of such a scale and/or planned in such a way that the distributors are unable to meet the standard conditions.
We reserve the right to refuse to give consent if the applicant has been convicted of an offence of distributing free printed matter without consent within the last five years, or paid a fixed penalty notice relating to this offence in the last three years.
Refused applicants may appeal to the Magistrates' Court against the refusal.
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