Focusing on our local Air Quality

Conservative-led Havering Council recently held two anti-idling action days.

Information was given out to passers-by about the damaging effect that idling engines have on the quality of air we breathe.

During the two days, those involved spoke with around 60 drivers outside schools in Upminster, and those who were sat idling switched off their engines when asked to.

It comes as Havering’s Air Quality Action Plan 2018 - 2023, will see the Council look to carry out action to help improve air quality across the borough, especially in hotspots.

It includes:

  • Focusing on opportunities to improve the quality of air in hotspots identified in the borough
  • Ensuring Havering continues to be a greener borough
  • Planting shrubbery and trees that contain particles to help reduce pollution in busy traffic areas and help enhance the quality of air
  • To continue to lobby for the provision of better transport links and improved connections across the borough.

 

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