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

Campaigners reject HSBC’s ‘net-zero ambition’, targeting billboards over ‘climate colonialism’

Activists in 10 UK cities have covered billboards and bus stops with spoof HSBC adverts, accusing HSBC of ‘climate colonialism’ and demanding the bank end its financing of fossil fuels, detention centres and climate destruction. Over 250 billboards, bus stops and tube ads featuring HSBC advertisements have been hijacked (IMAGES HERE), including in London and…Continue reading Campaigners reject HSBC’s ‘net-zero ambition’, targeting billboards over ‘climate colonialism’

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

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

Digital billboard proposed for Albert Road junction

Here is a summary of what happened with this proposed application. It was considered by Planning Committee on 10th June 2020. Officers voted to defer this decision and asked Council planning officers to research the statistical impact on accidents by existing billboard screens in Bristol. It was considered again by Planning Committee on 8th July…Continue reading Digital billboard proposed for Albert Road junction

ADBLOCKED: Digital screen proposed for Stapleton Road, Easton (again)

UPDATE JUNE 2020This appeal has been dismissed. Click here to read the full report. UPDATE JANUARY 2020JC Decaux have appealed to the Secretary of State, asking for Bristol City Council’s refusal to be overturned. We will update this blogpost with further information. Update 14th October 2019This planning application has been refused by Bristol City Council…Continue reading ADBLOCKED: Digital screen proposed for Stapleton Road, Easton (again)