We have decided to make the city centre a Free Literature Consent Area in order to control the litter problems that is created by the distribution of free literature. Free printed material includes:

  • leaflets, pamphlets or cards advertising your business
  • stickers
  • free newspapers
  • documents
  • takeaway menus and other promotional material

Often this material is thrown away inappropriately and creates unsightly rubbish on our city centre streets.  Controls on who can distribute free material have been put in place to help prevent this from becoming a problem.

A map of the controlled area and guidance notes on these controls are available below.

Apply for permission

To apply for permission to distribute leaflets in the city centre please download an application form below.

Payment and return details are included on this form.

We are a part of the European network for delivering information relating to doing business in the European Economic Area. For full information on the EU Services Directive and Points of Single Contact for other member states from the European Commission.

Licensing Team

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01142734264 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Block C
Staniforth Road Depot
S9 3HD

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