Success! 34 digital advertising screens rejected by Bristol City Council

We’re delighted to say that Bristol City Council have rejected the proposals for 34 new digital advertising screens on our streets, which we first reported on here.

Thank you Bristol City Council, and big thank you to everyone who objected to the proposals – your voices will have helped the Council step up and say that Bristol doesn’t want these InLink units here!

Each application has a report detailing the reasons it was rejected and copied below are some of the problems that applied to every proposed site. We don’t want them because of the unsightly and dangerous advertising screens, but it turns out there’s lots of other things to be concerned about too!

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Keep Our Parks Advertising Free – Bristol City Council debate

Adblock Bristol raised a petition (that now has over 4000 signatures) opposing Bristol City Council’s proposal to fund parks by selling advertising space in them. This is a video of the petition being presented and then debated in a full council meeting on Tues 20 March 2018.

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

 

 

Keep our parks ad-free: over 3,000 sign petition to Bristol City Council

People in Bristol have responded with alarm to a proposal to introduce commercial advertising into the city’s parks and green spaces, with over 3,000 citizens signing a petition delivered to City Hall today (find the petition here).

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Bristol City Council fails to prevent a marked increase in commercial ‘visual clutter’ on our streets

Bristol City Council has allowed a proliferation of brightly lit commercial advertisements throughout the city center, failing to stand up to central government and advertisers in defense of our city’s unique culture.

Applications were made by New World Payphones in October 2016 to convert three public telephone kiosks in Bristol, adding LED screens to show adverts. They were refused, in one instance for “inappropriate and unnecessary visual clutter and low-quality commercial branding” to the conservation area it was sited within. Continue reading “Bristol City Council fails to prevent a marked increase in commercial ‘visual clutter’ on our streets”