Billbordering on the ridiculous

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More news on the unwanted billboards in St Werburghs. It turns out a Bristol City Council report has recommended their removal because of their effect on amenity and safety in the area and the billboard site also now falls within the Montpelier Conservation Area.

Result? Er, nothing’s happened because, “this would take considerable resources”. In other words it would cost them money better spent on important things like rearranging their office furniture.

Meanwhile the fact that the city council is funding the organisation that owns the site and profits from the billboards they say should be removed seems to pass them by entirely. Whatever happened to paying the piper and calling the tune?

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1 Response to Billbordering on the ridiculous

  1. Dave says:

    Frankly, I’m pretty amazed that the Bristol Blogger is backing this campaign given the various blogroll links to the right (Harry’s Place etc). Here’s what the guy running the campaign says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/6981556.stm

    ‘ “The people who live here have no say over what goes on the billboard and sometimes the adverts are not suitable – children walk past here and alcohol is advertised and the area is multi-cultural so some adverts are not sensitive to the groups here,” said Mr Boyle.’

    Alcohol shouldn’t be advertised in multicultural areas? What?

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