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

Update 7th July 2020At the meeting on Wednesday 10th June, committee members voted to defer this decision and asked Council planning officers to research the statistical impact on accidents by existing billboard screens in Bristol. The decision was deferred for one month until Wednesday 8th July 2020. Update 8th June 2020This application will be considered…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)

Advertisers ignore residents and Council to push ahead with billboard plans

Three advertising companies are fighting Bristol Council to be allowed to build huge digital advertising screens in the city, defying dozens of objections from local residents. Each of the companies had applied for permission to construct new billboard hoardings – and all had been rejected by Bristol Council in recent months, on the basis of…Continue reading Advertisers ignore residents and Council to push ahead with billboard plans

Adblock Bristol response to Local Plan consultation – May 2019

Adblock Bristol welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Local Plan consultation, given the importance of the policies set out in the document for our work to create a healthier, happier city to live in. As part of this consultation, 1,800 people have signed a petition (online and on paper) calling for a policy of No…Continue reading Adblock Bristol response to Local Plan consultation – May 2019