JCDecaux’s “communication hubs” don’t fool us

Do you remember when phone booths were a good public service and not just the defunct, piss-soaked sibling of the TARDIS? Since our almost cyborgian attachment to mobile phones, these retro red boxes have been disappearing from our streets; soon to be replaced with multifunctional, data farming surveillance slabs designed, run and installed by our…Continue reading JCDecaux’s “communication hubs” don’t fool us

Ad companies chase big payday – FIVE digital boards planned for Lambeth

Media company JCDecaux is proposing to build five new digital billboards in Lambeth. The billboards would be free-standing, measuring 6.2 m x 3.1 m, and placed right next to busy roads at Waterloo Roundabout, Atkins Road, Westminster Bridge Road and two in Kennington. Adblock Lambeth has so far successfully objected to 4 billboard applications, but…Continue reading Ad companies chase big payday – FIVE digital boards planned for Lambeth

24 billboards – Blade Runner future threatens Lambeth

Planning applications for 24 new freestanding illuminated billboards were submitted in one big corporate-colonial dump on Lambeth planning portal in November. Under the plans, these neo-modern monoliths will stand sentinel to the nightmare of want for miles of heavily-footed pavement across the borough. Picture Harrison Ford grimly pounding the streets of urban dystopia, haunted by…Continue reading 24 billboards – Blade Runner future threatens Lambeth

Adblock Lambeth vs digital billboards on Wandsworth Road

The digital billboard applications are coming thick and fast in Lambeth, with the billboard company Clear Channel proposing to replace an existing paper billboard on Wandsworth Road with a 48-sheet digital billboard. With the new Nine Elms tube station opening close by, there’s no doubt that the billboard companies will be looking for every opportunity…Continue reading Adblock Lambeth vs digital billboards on Wandsworth Road

Stop advertising harmful products in Lambeth

Adblock Lambeth has launched a campaign against advertising that promotes harmful products and services. We have written to all councillors in the borough asking them to support a ban of any outdoor advertising for junk food (HFSS, or High in Fat Salt or Sugar), alcohol, gambling, payday loans and highly environmentally polluting products (such as…Continue reading Stop advertising harmful products in Lambeth

Urgent action needed – Help us fight a new digital ad screen in Vauxhall

Following our first successful billboard opposition earlier this year, Adblock Lambeth is seeking support against the introduction of a new digital billboard in Vauxhall. If you live or work in Lambeth or travel through Vauxhall then you can help us say no to these plans. What’s happening? Billboard company London Lites is proposing to install…Continue reading Urgent action needed – Help us fight a new digital ad screen in Vauxhall