Huge digital billboard planned opposite Temple Meads station

Adblock Bristol is dismayed to report that there’s a new proposal for a HUGE LED digital advertising screen to be mounted on the big City Point building which directly faces the mouth of the Temple Meads Station approach ramp.

Object here: 18/01751/A City Point Temple Gate Bristol BS1 6PL

This is a very busy “T” junction with pedestrians and commuters crossing roads, and they are liable to be knocked down by motorists distracted by this billboard if approved.

The application includes a letter from a doctor of driving behaviour which rebuts the Council’s refusal of a similar previous application and says the screen would create no distraction!  What a load of rubbish, when the screen is clearly aimed at being eye-catching to motorists and pedestrians alike!

Please object to the proposal using the link below (“Make a comment”); and remember to object on the grounds of safety (it’s a very busy junction!) or amenity (it will look unpleasant, or not fit with the character of the area) as these are the only grounds the Council will consider.

Object here: 18/01751/A City Point Temple Gate Bristol BS1 6PL



Huge new digital screen proposed for Easton, 199 Stapleton Rd

A huge new digital advertising screen is proposed for the junction of Stapleton Road and Eastern Way in Easton.

The planning application by global advertising giant JCDecaux would replace one of the existing paper diplays (on the left hand of the photo above) with a large new digital display.

Local residents have begun submitting objections to the plans.

Submit your views to the planning application  here.

Click ‘Make a Comment’. The Planning Reference Number is 18/00628/A. Continue reading “Huge new digital screen proposed for Easton, 199 Stapleton Rd”

Write to the Council about the Local Plan review

Bristol Council is running a consultation on the review of the Local Plan.  This is the framework in which planning applications are decided in the next 10 – 20 years.

It’s a big document about planning matters in the city. You can strengthen the fight against corporate advertising by writing to the council at  by Friday 13th April and copy and pasting this simple ask below:

“Dear Bristol Council,
Please introduce a planning regulation specific to outdoor advertising in the Local Plan – which takes into account the shift in advertising industry planning applications towards unwanted digital screens.
[Include your name and postcode]
Continue reading “Write to the Council about the Local Plan review”

Join us at our next organising meeting: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Our monthly organising meetings are open to anyone who’s interested in planning and delivering the campaign for an ad-free Bristol, and related activities. Maybe you have an idea you’d like to share, or want to know how you can get involved, or simply want to find out more. All are welcome.

Next meeting:
Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Resbite Cafe, 27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

Follow us on Twitter here: @AdblockBristol

Act now! 34 new digital advertising screens planned for Bristol city centre

We know advertising companies are a sneaky bunch, so don’t let these latest applications fool you. They are plans for 34 (yes THIRTY FOUR) new digital advertising screens in Bristol.

The plan is for 17 new ‘InLink’ wifi units (replacing existing BT payphones), each with two advertising screens, to be set up all around the city centre – from Stokes Croft, to Broadmead, to Park Street.

The advertisers are trying to persuade us that these new installations ‘are more than just an advertising screen’ and would be helpful for the community but in reality they are unwanted, unnecessary and just a way to push more corporate advertising into our public spaces. Continue reading “Act now! 34 new digital advertising screens planned for Bristol city centre”