A before and after image: the before image shows two billboards, the after image shows the same site with the billboards removed and a mural which reads 'Welcome to North Street'

Better without billboards: celebrating community and nature

It used to display oversized adverts for SUVs, supermarkets and fast fashion, but now a site in south Bristol has been transformed from a corporate advertising space into a celebration of the local high street and our relationship with nature. Local residents, businesses and councillors had been calling for the removal of two huge billboards…Continue reading Better without billboards: celebrating community and nature

Bristol policy on advertising: Have your say

Bristol City Council are reviewing their Local Plan – the local level set of policies that are used to decide planning applications and guide developments in the city. They sought initial input back in 2019, and now they are seeking views on their revised policies and proposals. Adblock Bristol responded in 2019, and have been engaging with Councillors,…Continue reading Bristol policy on advertising: Have your say

HSBC ‘sustainability’ adverts banned for missing detail on fossil fuel financing

Press enquiries: hello@adfreecities.org.uk. Britain’s biggest bank HSBC has been slammed by the UK advertising regulator today for misleading greenwash advertising. In a world-first for a bank, a suite of ads promoting HSBC’s ‘sustainability’ initiatives have been banned by the UK ad regulator for failing to include information about HSBC’s financing of fossil fuels.  After Adfree…Continue reading HSBC ‘sustainability’ adverts banned for missing detail on fossil fuel financing