Residents’ victory as another billboard removed in St Werburgh’s

One local resident’s determination to get a bank advert removed from a quiet residential street has finally been successful. On Monday 12th October, contractors removed the hoarding from the side of a residential home on the corner of Horley Road and Mina Road in St Werburgh’s, Bristol. With help from Adblock Bristol, the residents have…Continue reading Residents’ victory as another billboard removed in St Werburgh’s

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

ARTWORK LAUNCH, EASTON BILLBOARD TAKEOVER, FRIDAY 10 JULY

Above: Artwork by RTiiiKA The evening of 10th July 2020 saw a small socially-distanced crowd of people gather below an advertising billboard in the Easton district of Bristol. They gathered in celebration of an image depicting the highly publicised toppling of the Edward Colston statue seen only weeks earlier. The toppling of the statue of…Continue reading ARTWORK LAUNCH, EASTON BILLBOARD TAKEOVER, FRIDAY 10 JULY

Residents stick up giant post-it note against new digital billboards

On Saturday 18th July 2020, Adblock Bristol and local residents staged a community demonstration and stunt to protest against two huge digital advertising screens being erected on Bath Road, Totterdown. A Bristol City Council planning committee refused permission for one screen and imposed restrictions on the other. However, the multi-billion Euro global advertising giant JCDecaux…Continue reading Residents stick up giant post-it note against new digital billboards

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