Cardiff Council recently received applications to site five ‘communications hubs’ at five locations in the city centre. The applications claim that these hubs will provide “a range of services that include free ultrafast Wi-Fi, free phone calls to landlines and charities, defibrillator, wayfinding, device charging, rapid connection to emergency services, public messaging capabilities, and a…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff need your help to oppose new digital advertising boards in our city!
Advertising company Clear Channel has applied to install 3 new digital advertising units at bus stops across Bristol, removing paper adverts in favour of digital screens….Continue reading Three new ad screens in Bristol: object here
Digital ad screens have sadly become a familiar sight on our streets, and you might soon see a whole lot more thanks to BT. Without changes to advertising policies, corporations and their ads will continue to walk all over local democracy. What is happening? BT’s Street Hubs have unfortunately become a familiar site in many…Continue reading The hubs are coming! How BT invaded public space
Update 15th June 2021: Following the refusal of planning permission by Bristol City Council in March 2021, billboard company JCDecaux has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to over-turn the Council’s decision. The appeal is being dealt with through the ‘Commercial Appeals Process’. Adblock Bristol are looking into options. Update 4th March 2021: This planning application…Continue reading Digital billboard application receives over 240 objections from local residents in Bristol
Update 14th July 2020. The planning Inspectorate has upheld the refusal. However, this was only on the grounds of road safety, not amenity. Update 20th April 2020. The applicant has appealed this refusal. Update 17th December 2019. This application has been refused by Bristol City Council on the grounds of road safety and amentiy. Thank…Continue reading Digital billboard application for St Anne’s junction