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

‘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

Michele Curtis - creator of Seven Saints of St Pauls, Bristol

Virtual street art tour of St Pauls to feature in second annual Adfree Cities conference

St Pauls in Bristol will be one of four locations around the UK playing ‘virtual’ host to the Adfree Cities national conference. The free half-day conference, next Saturday 7th November, is organised by members of local campaigning group Adblock Bristol. Anyone can register to attend for free at http://adfreecities.org.uk/conference2020  Michele Curtis of the Iconic Black…Continue reading Virtual street art tour of St Pauls to feature in second annual Adfree Cities conference