Do the circuses and wrestling shows have permission to post around Thurrock?


HOW DO you know when the circus is in town? Or the wrestling is coming to the Civic Hall in Grays. You probably know because you have seen a poster across town.

Recent examples was the Santus Circus that appeared at Blackshots in June and the Wrestling that is due to take place at the Civic Hall in Grays.

So we asked Thurrock Council if they had permission to put these adverts around the borough?

Here is the response.

“Thurrock Council is committed to its Clean it, Cut it, Fill it initiative as demonstrated recently by an additional £1 million funding over the next four years.

Fly-posting is a criminal offence and is not tolerated by the Council and reports of it should be reported via the website ( or through the Report It App.

Where available, reports of fly-posting with descriptions of the offender, vehicle registrations and date and time of the offence being particularly welcome The Council will then investigate, remove and prosecute where necessary.

These specific events do not have permission to publicise using the Council’s assets and street furniture and if provided with specific details, the Council will take further action.

Cllr Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment said: “We will be looking into the issues raised and take appropriate action.

“We would always encourage venues and event organisers to contact the council and adhere to the correct procedures when advertising their events.”

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