A new partnership between the City of Cardiff Council and the city's universities has been established to address the increasing problem of unauthorised 'flyering' at campus locations across Cardiff.
Unpopular, messy and potentially hazardous, the proliferation of flyers has grown to unprecedented levels so as students settle into a new term, the City Council will now have the power to fine companies or organisations who illegally distribute their leaflets and flyers on Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales campuses.
Cllr Bob Derbyshire, cabinet member for Environment said, 'We're all aware what a lucrative market the student community is for companies and organisations but what is happening all too often is communal areas quickly become strewn with discarded flyers. It's unsightly and there have been reports of students slipping and falling on them. The universities have rightly lost patience with this situation and we are only too happy to assist them in keeping these areas clean and tidy for student and staff convenience.'
Tracey Austin, Deputy Director of Residence Services at Cardiff University, said: "The unsolicited posting of flyers in and around our University Residences is a major problem for our students as well as being an environmental concern. We are very pleased to be working with the City of Cardiff Council and other universities in the city to help resolve this issue."
Sarah Spencer, Accommodation Services Manager for Cardiff Metropolitan University said, 'We are very proud of our campuses and make every attempt to keep them and our residences as tidy and pleasant as possible for our students. We are therefore very pleased to support this initiative and to work in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council to deter unsolicited materials being posted on-site and around our student residences.'