Clean Air – You’re invited!

Efforts to reduce air pollution in Camden will be “seriously hampered” by the proposed construction of the High Speed 2 rail line, according to the council and environmental campaigners. Picture credited to Ham&High

Camden Council have invited MA to give feedback about how they can improve air quality in the borough  

The council often rebuff criticisms of their approach to ‘consulting’ by saying they are disappointed when response is low. MA encourages everyone in our Area of Benefit to voice their own thoughts on this issue.

What about …

  • Planning traffic flow to offset idling and slow moving vehicles – the worst polluters.
  • Planting more street trees
  • Lobbying  for cleaner fuel for helicopters that seem to hover all day above our streets.
  • Regulating diesel trains that exhaust noxious gases high in pollutants
  • Clean air zones around schools
  • High rise urban development that harbours pockets of pollution at ground level

Have your say at  https://camdencommunitychallenges.commonplace.is/

This is the letter we received from Ana Ventura of the council

From: Ventura, Ana [mailto: Ana.Ventura@camden.gov.uk]
Sent: 24 August 2018 13:39
To: Undisclosed recipients: (MA is the recipient)
Subject: Clean Air for Camden – we want to hear from you!

Dear all,

Camden is seeking feedback from our residents, schools and businesses on how we can improve the air we breathe and we would like to hear from you.

We all have a role to play in improving air quality in Camden, that’s why we’re asking you to help develop our Clean Air Action Plan.

During our Camden 2025 community conversations you told us that air quality is vitally important, with participants in particular asking that we work together to improve the air that we share.

With this in mind, we launched our Camden Clean Air Partnership in July, bringing together residents, local businesses and campaigners for a ‘Design Day’, exploring practical ideas for air quality improvement.

Key themes covered on the Design Day included:

  1. Transport emissions
  2. Construction and development emissions
  3. Public health and awareness raising
  4. Delivery, servicing and freight
  5. Communities and schools
  6. What can you do to help improve local air quality

Now we’re opening the discussion wider with a new website where you can have your say. We’re keen to capture as many of your voices as possible to help us develop our Clean Air Action Plan which will launch next year.

Please note that this engagement is not a formal consultation our future Clean Air Action Plan but rather a review of the Design Day outputs, which will inform the Action Plan development.

Read the full details of actions from the design day and join the conversation by Sunday 30 September.  And also, please feel free to pass this on to as many Camden businesses and residents as you can as we want to hear from everyone!

To leave your feedback visit https://camdencommunitychallenges.commonplace.is/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards,

Ana Ventura
Senior Sustainability Officer (Air Quality)
Supporting Communities
London Borough of Camden

Telephone:    0207 974 3901
Web:              camden.gov.uk

 

Advertisements

Holyoake Plaque Unveiling – You’re invited!

You are cordially invited to witness the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to George Jacob Holyoake, Secularist and Co-operator, on Friday 17th August at 2 pm, outside 4 Woburn Walk, WC1H OJL, where he lived from 1850 to 1861. The unveiling ceremony will include an informative talk about Holyoak’s work and a celebration of it.

The Marchmont Association is delighted to announce the unveiling of its 27th commemorative blue plaque, and would like you to join us on this special, historic occasion, when we will also be joined by representatives of the Secular Society, who have generously funded the plaque, as well as representatives of various national and regional bodies connected with Mr Holyoake’s work. The Deputy Mayor of Camden – Councillor Maryam Eslamdoust will also be attending.

Acknowledgement to The National Secular Society