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Get updates here on selected items of news and view relevant to clean air in Bishopson. This treatment complements what you'll find via our social media feeds. Disclaimer! we are not pretending to offer a comprehensive news service on clean air! but other sections of this site point you to further information and definitive sources...

school streetsThis kit has been successfully used by Hackney Council for two years and has reduced the volume of traffic using roads past school gates, both school-run and through traffic.

school walkA new report by the charity 'Living Streets' identifies many parents' concerns for their children's health as they breathe polluted air on the way to and from school.  But it reminds us that  ‘Exposure to pollution can be far higher sitting in the back of a car or in a bus than outside....

houses and roads

This recent article in the Guardian will worry many who own houses in traffic heavy urban areas like London, Bristol and other cities. But making people more aware in this way of the problem of living in conditions of poor air quality may hasten action to reduce it.

 

en lawThe Environmental Audit Comittee lambasts the proposed environmental standards in this draft Environmental Bill designed for when we have left the EU, saying it ‘severely downgrades’ the environmental principles presently used to guide EU law and policy.

 

air p screenA 60 metre screen made of live plants is being deployed in Sheffield to help ameliorate air pollution outside schools. The full story can be found here

 

bristol air pollution 3A symbolic protest was made yesterday at how the climate crisis is being exacerbated by Bristol's continued feet dragging on production of its Clean Air Policy.

 

car pollution 2Pressure continues to mount to get the Council to take significant action to improve Bristol's air quality with a new campaign - Fight for Fair Air - now started by the local independent news publication, The Bristol Cable.

ULEZIt might be hoped that BCC is inspired by the implementation of London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone to make a Bristol ULEZ the central plank of its still to be formulated Clean Air policy. And maybe London's Mums for Lungs organisation will lead to the creation of a local Bristol Branch?

 

walkingcyclingIf, as Manchester does, you have Chris Boardman as your city Commissioner for Walking and Cycling - plus a supportive Mayor - then good environmental things can happen.

Clean air plan timetable 2At last some progress on Bristol's Clean Air Plan - but it still boils down to yet further delays. The timetable for the Plan indicates that it won't be ready to submit to the government until the last week of December 2019. For full details of the stages in the construction of the Plan, see the BCC pdf document

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