Can a damaged billboard stay?

We are writing this just after the biggest storm in the UK in three decades. The storm brought a lot of damage. It also did not spare the huge billboards and other advertising infrastructure either. Billboards that have been damaged by the storm (or other circumstances) – beyond repair – may have actually lost the right to be there. These are billboards without express consent … Continue reading Can a damaged billboard stay?

Towards a ban for harmul ads in Leeds

There have been more than 230 people signing the petition to ban harmful ads, thank you so much! As you might remember, before the local elections of the 6th May 2021, we contacted most of the candidates regarding the issues of advertisement that promotes harmful products such as junk food, alcohol, gambling or high-carbon products. We received a few very positive responses and now that … Continue reading Towards a ban for harmul ads in Leeds

AdBlock Detectives on deemed consent ads

A lot of the outdoors advertising in Leeds never received approval through the planning portal. Instead, it appeared one day, it stayed long enough and after ten years received its legal status, under what is called “deemed consent”. In an initiative that we call “AdBlock Detectives”, we screen the streets of Leeds for unauthorised ads and demand that they are removed. In this post, we … Continue reading AdBlock Detectives on deemed consent ads

Leeds: let’s get rid of harmful ads

We are calling on Leeds City Council to put a ban on advertisement for harmful products. Sign our petition and share it wide and far! In the recent years, several statements have been made by the Leeds City Council with the aim of improving the wellbeing of Leeds residents and shifting towards a sustainable, net-zero city. In particular The Best Council Plan 2020-2025 states that … Continue reading Leeds: let’s get rid of harmful ads