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Help to improve air quality in Ealing

Ealing Council is developing a new Air Quality Strategy, which will be a key tool in helping it to reduce air pollution and improve health in the borough. In order to produce a new strategy, the council has opened an air quality survey – and wants your views.

Air quality is an important topic covered in the council’s ‘Shaping Ealing’ survey and it is keen to build on the feedback already provided through that survey to further understand your views and experiences. These will help to inform the steps the council then takes in an attempt to improve air quality in the borough.

The quick online survey is now live and includes a series of questions to understand your views on air quality in the borough, the actions we’ve taken to address it and actions you can take yourself to improve it. The survey results will inform a draft air quality strategy, which will be available for public consultation this summer.

Our response to the climate crisis so far has been recognised as one of the best in the country, as ranked by the independent organisation Climate Action UK. This is testament to our commitment in addressing the climate crisis, whether that be through energy, food systems, green infrastructure, transport or waste, we are working hard to produce robust, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

‘We want to know what has worked so far – and what hasn’t’

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Ealing Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “‘London’s air pollution can be fatal. It contributed to up to 4,100 deaths across the capital in 2019 alone. For this reason, tackling air pollution is one of the council’s top priorities, but we can’t do it alone. The action we take as a council has to work for residents.

That’s why we want to know what you think. We are asking you to tell us what your priorities are for tackling air pollution, and what ideas you have for improving your area. This could be solutions that enable walking and cycling to take dirty cars off the road, or greening our borough so trees help clean up our air.

“We also want to know what has worked so far – and what hasn’t. The air pollution and climate crises are two of the biggest issues facing our borough, which we are committed to working together with our communities to tackle.”

The survey closes on 4 March 2022.

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