Our film with Doctors Against Diesel

July 2018 It’s been a year in the making for various reasons but our short film Grab a Breath in collaboration with campaign group Doctors Against Diesel is now finished. It features children from the school council at Green Dragon School in Brentford and they did a great job at asking Doctor Norrice Liu questions about air pollution.

You can view it here on YouTube, it’s only 6 minutes long:

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London Air Quality Network (LAQN) Conference 2018

P1000252Tuesday 3 July 2018 It was a glorious sunny day, a wander through Embankment gardens with it’s tropical banana plants and along the terrace of Somerset House to Kings College Strand campus to attend this year’s London Air Quality Network Conference. This is an effort to summarise a thoroughly interesting day full of information in to a few paragraphs. Hounslow Council currently subscribe to Ricardo AEA for their air quality monitoring.

Professor Frank Kelly from King’s College introduced the event stating that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the network. Continue reading

Hamilton Road planting project

BEFORE, and on a bad bin day:

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AFTER:

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Sunday 3 June 2018 A glorious sunny day for our Hamilton Road planting project in association with Griffin Park Residents, transforming a street corner which previously attracted quite a lot of litter, and outside The Royal Oak and Hair at DJ’s. Continue reading

New Data Protection law

April 2018 As you might be aware there are some *new* General Data Protection Regulations which will come in to force on 25 May.

This new law means that because we hold your email address as a supporter of Air Quality Brentford, we need to let you know:
– how we manage this information
– and ask for you to *OPT IN* for us to stay in touch with you

If you agree please reply to this email so that we can continue to keep you informed about our work, for example the planting projects at Brentford Station. A blank email will be sufficient with the heading ‘Yes please keep in touch with me’. Continue reading

People’s Question Time in Hounslow

IMG_4707.JPGThurs 1 March 2018 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, ventured over to Hounslow Civic Centre in the snow, with colleagues from the London Assembly to answer questions from the local audience. Chaired by Tony Arbour, the topics included: transport, safety, air quality and environment, housing, growing London’s economy.

Air Quality Brentford asked the Mayor this question (in a truncated version on the day and in full by email the following day): Continue reading

Future of London Leaders event

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Monday 26 February 2018 We were invited to an event at West London University organised by Future of London for their Future London Leaders. The candidates have been recognised by their various companies as future decision makers and they are taking part in this 6 month course. Continue reading

Inclusion of Brentford in the ULEZ

23 Jan 2018 The Mayor of London has been consulting on the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) for the past 2 years. The 4th part of this consultation closes on 28 February 2018, asking where the zone should extend to. At the moment the ULEZ will stop at the other side of the North and South Circular in Chiswick, (not including the North and South Circular roads). Any polluting vehicles entering the ULEZ will need to pay a charge for doing so, limiting their use, which in turn will help make the air cleaner.

We believe that Brentford should also be included in the ULEZ especially with the major arterial routes of the M4 and A4 running through residential areas, and are asking that the ULEZ is extended to the M25 to include the whole of Greater London, in this mayoral term, so that all Londoners are allowed to breathe clean air. Continue reading