South Staffordshire Council, Planning Enforcement team receive a number of reports of unauthorised advertisements. This information may be of use for Parish Councils. The link below provides useful Government guidance about advertisements and signs:
Staffordshire County Council Highways do not give permission for signs to be attached to street furniture (lampposts, railings etc). The District Council take a proportionate approach to any complaints about unauthorised signage and will remove unauthorised signs/advertisements if they are causing a highways safety issue.
Planning Enforcement Officer
Legal & Democratic Services
South Staffordshire Council