Air pollution has been in the news again this week, with the High Court ruling that the government needs to act as soon as possible to bring pollution within legal limits. With thousands of people dying early in London each year due to air pollution and the south circular road being so near by, how worried should our residents be?
To help find out, Rob, our Chair, has arranged for a pollution monitor to be installed by the south circular for six months. This will measure the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air – a pollutant emitted by diesel engines and gas boilers. The pollution monitoring scheme is funded by Lambeth Council and organised by Mapping for Change who will report the results on their website.