Idling motorists targeted for Clean Air Day

Motorists with idling engines were asked to turn them off as H&F Council took action as part of Clean Air Day 2018.

Patrolling the streets around Hammersmith town centre last Thursday, the council’s environmental team stopped six motorists during one hour who had their engines running and asked them to switch it off.

In the afternoon, the team gathered on Lyric Square and gave advice to visitors on improving local air and asked them to pledge to play their part.

“We want to do everything we can to reduce air pollution, which is a serious health risk in an inner London borough like ours,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment,

“This links in with our work to achieve our aim of becoming the greenest borough in the country. We need to encourage motorists to change their behaviour and help us drive down unnecessary emissions which harm our health and the environment.”

Further controls

The event follows similar action days taken by the council, targeting traffic hotspots across the borough. The council is also looking to introduce further controls to deal with anti-social idling.

Thursday’s Clean Air Day campaign was run in partnership with the HammersmithLondon BID.

Visitors to the stand on Lyric Square were asked to pledge how they could try and reduce air pollution in their day to day lives.

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