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’
Synopsis: Bristol City Council have added a new policy on advertisements to their Local Plan, which provides significant detail beyond national planning regulations. New criteria regarding when a new billboard could be said to harm the ‘amenity’ of an area should make it harder for advertisers to build large, new, intrusive screens in the city….Continue reading Campaigners welcome Bristol Council’s ‘Local Plan’ – but what does it say?
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
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
You are invited to join us for Adblock Lambeth’s next day of action, which will be happening on the streets of Lambeth on Saturday 3rd June. The plan is a simple one – to cover as many of Lambeth’s digital advertising monoliths as we can with anti-advertising slogan tape!…Continue reading JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT ADBLOCK LAMBETH DAY OF ACTION ON SATURDAY JUNE 3RD