Organisations across Bristol oppose digital advertising plans

Organisations in Bristol have co-signed a letter to councillors expressing opposition to proposals for two enormous digital advertising screens in the city centre.

Councillors will be considering the proposals at a meeting on 11 July. We hope they will take account of the many concerns raised in the letter which is signed by organisations including Bristol Civic Society, Bristol Child Friendly City, Up Our Street and Bristol Walking Alliance as well as a number of local planning groups, and academic Professor Agnes Nairn of the University of Bristol who has researched extensively on the impact of marketing on children.

Read the full letter

UPDATE, April 2019: 

Advertisers JCDecaux appealed the decision to reject these applications in July 2018. In December 2018 the Bond Street application was approved by the planning inspector. Thankfully, the Temple Way application was rejected a second time.

UPDATE from 11th July 2018:

Bristol Planning Committee has rejected both these applications.

The committee made up of Bristol City councillors voted:

  • 7 to 1 against the planning application on Bond Street.
  • 4 to 3 against the planning application on Temple Way.
Above: artist impression of proposed new billboard on Temple Way.

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  1. I agree with everything in your letter. These insidious campaigns to fill our city with noxious advertising are revolting. I don’t want any English town or city to look like an American shopping mall ! The effect of advertising on children is easily seen by the advertising for fast food, often full of unnecessary sugar, giving us a population with many obese children.

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