Public meetings on East Herts Air Quality Action Plan

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East Herts residents are being invited to get involved in the development of practical steps to improve air quality across East Herts.

 This initiative builds on East Herts Council’s recent online public consultation regarding its Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP). 

Public meetings hosted by Tim Hoskin, East Herts Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability and Chris Wilson, East Herts Executive Member for Resident Engagement will take place in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford and Sawbridgeworth as follows:

•    8pm on Wednesday, 10 January at Parsonage Hall, Parsonage Road, Bishop’s Stortford;
•    7pm on Saturday, 13 January at St Andrews Church Hall, St Andrews Street, Hertford;
•    7pm on Sunday, 14 January at Great St Mary’s Church Hall, Sawbridgeworth.

The AQAP sets out the council’s approach to working with partners and the community to improve air quality for everyone who lives in, works in or travels through East Herts. It sets out four priorities: 

•    Reducing the impact of traffic levels and congestion on air quality
•    Mitigating the impact of future growth on air quality
•    Supporting residents in making active travel choices
•    Reducing East Herts Council’s own impact on air quality. 

Tim Hoskin said: “We want more voices to be heard. These meetings will inform the practical steps we will take to improve air quality for all. We look forward to hearing residents’ views on how we can best ensure the AQAP delivers tangible benefits within a realistic time frame.”

Chris Wilson said: “As a council, we can’t achieve our air quality improvement targets alone. We need the support of our local communities, businesses and employers if we are to successfully reduce exposure to air pollution. Resident engagement is therefore a key factor in moving this forward, and Tim and I look forward to hearing people’s suggestions on how to achieve our key objectives.”   

Link to the AQAP:

Find out more about the air quality within our district:
Air Quality | East Herts District Council