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

Advertisers are intent on taking over our public spaces – but Bristol deserves better

Residents didn’t want it. Councillors didn’t want it. But advertising giant JCDecaux got their way and a huge new digital advertising screen will go ahead in Bristol. In this blog, Nicola Round from Adblock Bristol explores the frustrating process which led to this decision, and why it needs to change….Continue reading Advertisers are intent on taking over our public spaces – but Bristol deserves better

A chance to remove two billboards in Bedminster: ACT NOW before 26 December

Bristol City Council’s decisions to remove two billboards in Bedminster are currently being scrutinised by the government’s planning inspectorate after the advertisers appealed the council’s decisions. Please ACT NOW and submit a statement to support the decision. The deadline is 26 December. Here is a bit of background: In 2018, planning applications were received to…Continue reading A chance to remove two billboards in Bedminster: ACT NOW before 26 December

Creative community challenges to visual pollution

16 October 2018 Ahead of the Economic of Happiness conference this weekend, Nicola Round from Adblock Bristol takes a look at why people in the city are rising up against corporate outdoor advertising and how together we can create positive challenges and alternatives – for an economy which values people and wellbeing, not corporate power…Continue reading Creative community challenges to visual pollution