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Camden has made a successful £350k bid to set up a ‘schools low emission neighbourhood’

08 March, 2018

• AIR pollution is a huge concern right across Camden. But a community-led study recently uncovered a particular problem close to schools in the Frognal & Fitzjohns area.

As a result Camden Council made a successful bid for over £350,000 to establish a new “schools low emission neighbourhood” in this part of Hampstead.

Working closely with schools, new electric charging points will be installed in the area and three new “healthy school streets” will be introduced to help keep unnecessary and polluting traffic away from pupils. Walking and cycling to school, or anywhere, remains the best way to travel.

Camden Council’s own research has shown that the worst place to be for air pollution is actually inside a car. But electric cars will figure in the mix of transport we have in the future.

We look forward to working closely with Frognal & Fitzjohns residents to make these exciting plans a success. And to aiming for the tough new World Health Organisation air pollution standards that Camden Council has just adopted.

CLLR ADAM HARRISON
Cabinet Member for Improving Camden’s Environment

CLLR ANGELA MASON
Cabinet Member for the Best Start in Life

RICHARD CHADWICK
Gail McAnena Wood

REBECCA SHIRAZI
Labour candidates for Frognal & Fitzjohns ward

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