A lively meeting which started with an interesting presentation by our elected London Assembly Member for Wandsworth & Merton. It moved to debating the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed local ULEZ due to be launched in October 2021 for all areas within the North & South Circular roads. There was some clear dissent about the fairness of the scheme on those owning older cars but the consensus view is that we will all benefit from cleaner air particularly those living on heavily trafficked roads.
To see how bad the air is around your home go to the website www.Addresspollution.org. Even homes 200 meters from heavily trafficked roads like East Hill only just meet just under the WHO’s annual legal limit of 40mcg/m3 – so what is the impact on those living closer?.
Wandsworth Council is organising special events to mark Clean Air Day on June 21 and is encouraging local people to do their bit.
National Clean Air Day is about raising awareness of pollution issues, supporting people to reduce the amount of pollution they create, giving them tips on how to avoid pollution and helping them work together to improve air quality.
The Government has announced that lifts will be installed at Wandsworth Town station as part of a proposal to improve access to 73 stations across the UK. The lifts will be in place by March 2024. Unfortunately Wandsworth Common Station was not on the same list.
Following an application in the High Court on 11th March by a coalition of objectors including Wandsworth Council, to challenge the Secretary of State’s decision to back the the third runway, the application has been rejected. Friends of the Earth are planning to challenge the decision.
Justine Greening, MP for Putney, will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, 20 February at 7pm at the Community Church in Werter Road, Putney.
Heathrow has published a consultation on its future operations with proposals for how it will operate three runways at an expanded airport and plans for the design of airspace to accommodate that, but also proposals for how to use its two existing runways in the meantime. There is a postcode checker on firstname.lastname@example.org the consultation website which can show you where the new flightpaths could be and how they’d affect you. The consultation runs until 4 March 2019 and is online at www.heathrowconsultation.com. You can also email views to email@example.com.