As part of a wider strategy to improve the air quality in one of the most polluted areas of the UK, Lambeth LBC is working in partnership with Wandsworth, Southwark and Croydon LBCs to improve air quality by reducing the number of delivery vehicles travelling into each borough.
1. Engine Idling Action Days – http://www.projectdirt.com/project/17108/
City of London has received widespread praise for its anti-idling campaign. As part of the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund, this project is now being rolled out to 11 other boroughs, including Lambeth. Citizens and councillors are being asked to volunteer two hours a month to go out in pairs to selected air quality hot spots and talk to drivers and pedestrians about unnecessary engine idling and its impact on air quality.
Citizens and councillors can register interest here or email Paula firstname.lastname@example.org who has been appointed to carry out this project on behalf of Lambeth. The project will be launched on 17 October in Windrush Square between 12 and 2pm and the dates for action days for the rest of the year will be decided with volunteers, when we know who is interested in working with us. A workshop will also be organised for anyone interested in volunteering.
To register for 17th October launch:
2. Love Lambeth Air – http://mappingforchange.org.uk/
Measure air quality outside your home or office. Lambeth council, in partnership with Mapping for Change, is providing diffusion tubes to residents and businesses to measure nitrogen dioxide outside their home or office. There will also be workshops for citizens to explain how diffusion tubes work and to discuss ways to help improve air quality and reduce personal exposure to air pollution. To register your interest please email Louise at email@example.com by 14 October 2016.
Lambeth has drafted a new Air Quality Action Plan, which details proposals to improve air quality, raise awareness, and reduce exposure to air pollution during 2017-2022. The plan will be presented to Cabinet for approval, but first an open consultation on the plan will run until 15 November.
For more information about the consultation and to see a copy of the Air Quality Action Plan, please visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/AQAP. To give your comments on the plan, please complete our online feedback form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On average, air pollution in Thurlow Park ward is lower than in many other parts of the borough. However, air pollution knows no borders, and also this does not mean that there are no air quality hotspots, ie local areas where air pollution is above limits. As a rule of thumb, the closer to any main or busy road and the less natural air flow, the more likely it is the air pollution will be higher in any place in London.
The Edible Bus Stop on Norwood Road opened this weekend. Anna went to help plant with Cllr Braithwaite, cabinet member for sustainability and the environment, and Poppy Rupra, youth cabinet member for sustainability (and the Blue Peter gardener!)
Progress at the Edible Bus Stop
Since December 2011 the Edible Bus Stop – http://theediblebusstop.org/staging/gardens/west-norwood/ – has been working with West Norwood residents and the West Norwood Feast on a suitability site for one of their fantastic street gardens.The ‘Bollards’ site by the Fire Station on Norwood Road was selected by the community as the area they would most like to see animated.
Work began on the existing neglected flowerbeds by the 322 bus stop ‘H’ by William Brown Court in April 2012. The new design and garden space will hopefully open in June 2014. The garden will be planted with native and wild edible and non edible plants to create a Great British bio-diverse garden to inspire and improve the feel of the surrounding community.