Clean Air for Brent is a coalition of local residents' groups, Transition Towns, Friends of the Earth and the Council to improve air quality in the borough. We met earlier this week, and are keen to involve people in having their say on air quality in Brent and also on diesel vehicles, especially in view of the results from our pollution monitoring in October.
Last October we carried out air pollution monitoring in Willesden, Dollis Hill and Cricklewood, and found 7 out of 10 sites were above the EU legal limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), with Cricklewood Broadway being well over twice the limit (see maps here and here). For more about the project see our online group.
Brent Council is consulting residents and businesses on its Air Quality Action Plan for the next 5 years. You have until Thursday 30th March to add your comments. Please take a little time to read the plan and respond to the survey online here. You can also email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have less time, please sign one or more of these petitions against diesel. It is largely the increase in diesel vehicles that is having such an impact on the air we breathe: