The UK government is making changes to its approach to tackling air pollution and has launched a consultation to find out what the public thinks about its plans.
This is a great opportunity for Sefton residents to input their views on how they feel air pollution is being tackled at a national level.
The government’s draft Clean Air Strategy 2018 sets out actions to improve air quality by reducing pollution from a wide range of sources. The consultation will be open until August 14 and would like to collate views on the actions being proposed to reduce air pollution and its effects, and to hear whether the public has any further suggestions.
The consultation will cover each of the main themes of the strategy document: understanding the problem; protecting the nation’s health; protecting the environment; securing clean growth and innovation; reducing emissions from transport; reducing emissions from farming; reducing emissions from industry; and leadership. The consultation also asks for views on the strategy as a whole.
If you’re interested in providing feedback you can find out more about the Clean Air Strategy and how you can submit your response by visiting https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/clean-air-strategy-consultation/. The deadline for feedback is August 14.
Sefton Council will also be facilitating an engagement event on Monday August 6 at Waterloo Community Centre that will allow residents to come together to help form a joint response to the national consultation. This event will not cover the strategy in its entirety but instead will focus on two key themes; understanding the problem; and protecting the nations health.
There will also be an opportunity at the event to find out more about what Sefton Council is doing at a local level to improve air quality, as well as finding out about what more can be done by individuals to make a difference.
Places at the event are limited and those interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.