Adblock Cardiff win against ads disguised as ‘Communication Hubs’

Adblock Cardiff secured a huge campaigning success to mark the new year, with permission being refused for five advertising billboards in Cardiff city centre. We had objected to the proposed ‘communications hubs’, which were submitted by an agent on behalf of JCDecaux UK Ltd. We argued that although the units included some useful services such…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff win against ads disguised as ‘Communication Hubs’

four people stand holding a banner reading "Adblock Bristol" they are smiling. Behind them is a large digital advertising screen.

Campaigners welcome Bristol Council’s ‘Local Plan’ – but what does it say?

Synopsis: Bristol City Council have added a new policy on advertisements to their Local Plan, which provides significant detail beyond national planning regulations. New criteria regarding when a new billboard could be said to harm the ‘amenity’ of an area should make it harder for advertisers to build large, new, intrusive screens in the city….Continue reading Campaigners welcome Bristol Council’s ‘Local Plan’ – but what does it say?

Adblock Cardiff need your help to oppose new digital advertising boards in our city!

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!

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New digital ad screen proposed in Chadderton

Straight out of the gate Adblock Manchester has an application to object to, the replacement of a billboard with a new digital screen in Chadderton. The deadline for objections is 28th November 2023. Update 6th December 2023: planning permission for this ad screen has been refused. There have been 7 accidents at the junction immediately…Continue reading New digital ad screen proposed in Chadderton

Taking fuel off the fire: Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon

Public meeting: Taking fuel off the fire– Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon Monday 20th March 2023, 7pm – 8.30pm Adfree Cities, Adblock Exeter and Darren Cullen (Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives) joined a panel event to discuss how councils can control high carbon advertising, and promote positive, creative alternatives for more vibrant public spaces….Continue reading Taking fuel off the fire: Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon