‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Two digital billboards that tower over the M32 motorway on the approach into Bristol are about to run out of planning permission, and residents are calling for their removal.  The billboards were granted permission in 2016  and 2017 respectively, for an initial period of five years. Now that this time is coming to an end,…Continue reading ‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

At its Cabinet meeting on 9th March 2021, Bristol City Council adopted a new Advertising and Sponsorship Policy which will apply to adverts under the Council’s direct control, including bus stop screens and billboards on Council land. It includes a ban on ads for junk food, alcohol, gambling, payday loans and adverts in parks. Local…Continue reading Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products

Right now, Bristol City Council is drafting a new policy that will decide what can and can’t be advertised on sites that it controls – including many billboards and bus stops across the city. We’re calling on the Council to show national leadership and end advertising for high carbon products such as: ads for airlines…Continue reading Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products

Let’s say no to more huge screens on St Philips Causeway

Update 9th August 2019: The appeal was concluded on 27th June 2019 and the decision was split. This means that the rejection was upheld for sign B, but permission was granted for Insite Poster Properties to proceed with construction of sign A, subject to certain conditions. You can read the report in more detail by entering…Continue reading Let’s say no to more huge screens on St Philips Causeway

Remove abandoned billboards that blight our city

Press release: 2 August 2018 A local Green councillor for Clifton Down in Bristol has successfully applied for an unsightly abandoned billboard on Whiteladies Road to be removed. Her work follows successful campaigns by local communities across Bristol to remove billboards in St Werburghs, St Pauls and Christmas Steps, and continuing work by the campaign…Continue reading Remove abandoned billboards that blight our city

Bristol pushes back on digital advertising screens

Adblock Bristol press release: 12 June 2018 Public objections to new digital advertising plans in Bristol are showing the council that people don’t want these intrusive, unwelcome screens in the city’s public spaces. But campaigners say that despite the decisive show of public opinion and a lack of understanding about the harmful impacts of this…Continue reading Bristol pushes back on digital advertising screens