Adblock Cardiff secured a huge campaigning success to mark the new year, with permission being refused for five advertising billboards in Cardiff city centre. We had objected to the proposed ‘communications hubs’, which were submitted by an agent on behalf of JCDecaux UK Ltd. We argued that although the units included some useful services such…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff win against ads disguised as ‘Communication Hubs’
Cardiff Council recently received applications to site five ‘communications hubs’ at five locations in the city centre. The applications claim that these hubs will provide “a range of services that include free ultrafast Wi-Fi, free phone calls to landlines and charities, defibrillator, wayfinding, device charging, rapid connection to emergency services, public messaging capabilities, and a…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff need your help to oppose new digital advertising boards in our city!
Straight out of the gate Adblock Manchester has an application to object to, the replacement of a billboard with a new digital screen in Chadderton. The deadline for objections is 28th November 2023. Update 6th December 2023: planning permission for this ad screen has been refused. There have been 7 accidents at the junction immediately…Continue reading New digital ad screen proposed in Chadderton
Adblock Lambeth’s ‘Day of Action’ was a great success….Continue reading Adblock Lambeth’s ‘Day of Action’ was a great success – but a worrying sign of things to come…
Advertising fossil fuel companies is toxic and wrong. And adverts for Shell have recently been officially banned for greenwashing, joining the ranks of many other polluters who cannot be trusted to advertise responsibly. We urgently need a tobacco-style ban on adverts for fossil fuel companies – can you write to your MP to ask them to…Continue reading Write to your MP: Ban high carbon ads
Back in November 2022, we wrote up details of a meeting held between volunteers from Adblock Cardiff, supported by our friends at Adfree Cities, and Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning. We had requested the meeting with Cllr. Dan De’ath to set out our case for why unnecessary, wasteful and environmentally-damaging public advertising should…Continue reading Success for ‘ethical advertising’ in Cardiff