Council must act now on pollution

Eleanor calls for cleaner buses and a zero emission delivery scheme

Clean_air_petition.jpgLocal people have been telling us they are worried about air pollution and want fewer cars and trucks passing through their streets. Southwark Green Party measured nitrogen dioxide pollution. It was more than twice the legal limit in Camberwell, and way above the legal limit outside many local schools.

Eleanor Margolies says: "This is an urgent health issue. Over 500 people signed our petition to ask the Mayor of London to clean up dirty diesel buses. And Southwark Council needs to take action too. The council should:

  • Keep long-distance traffic to main roads, not residential streets
  • Support zero emission delivery schemes
  • Tell drivers how they can help by turning engines off when they stop for a minute or more."

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