‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Two digital billboards that tower over the M32 motorway on the approach into Bristol are about to run out of planning permission, and residents are calling for their removal.  The billboards were granted permission in 2016  and 2017 respectively, for an initial period of five years. Now that this time is coming to an end,…Continue reading ‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Better without billboards: residents want North Street Green’s big brand ads to go

Residents near North Street Green are calling for two huge billboards to be removed. They want to get rid of the big corporate adverts and create a new improved vision for this valued green space, with the local community at its heart. North Street Green is on the border between Bedminster and Southville and makes…Continue reading Better without billboards: residents want North Street Green’s big brand ads to go

You are appreciated: celebrating grassroots revolutionaries

by Simon Davis A vibrant new artwork inviting our appreciation of Bristol’s very own Angela Francis, has taken pride of place at Adblock Bristol’s Burg Arts billboard in St Werburghs. Angela’s friend and fellow artist Grace Kress (Shelby x studios) has playfully depicted Angela in her DJ Lady Gee persona. The piece celebrates the remarkable…Continue reading You are appreciated: celebrating grassroots revolutionaries

A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want

Picture this: a luxuriously spacious car drives across a pristine landscape, with no other vehicle or person in sight. Gleaming metal and wheels move effortlessly along the open road, mountains frame the background, and there is an invitation to ‘seize the day’, ‘find freedom’ or ‘experience something different’. I’m sure you’ve passed an advert like…Continue reading A ban on SUV ads could help create the happier cities we want

Success! Bedminster billboards removed

Two billboards have been removed in Bedminster following opposition from the local community. Bristol City Council took action against the advertising hoardings after it was revealed that despite being in place for many years, neither had planning permission. In 2018 the outdoor advertising company Insite Poster Properties applied to replace two billboards on West Street…Continue reading Success! Bedminster billboards removed