London has some of the highest pollution levels in the country. In some areas of Westminster, national air quality objectives have been exceeded and as such the City of Westminster has been designated an Air Quality Management Area.
So, to improve air quality, the council has its own ‘Westminster Air Quality Action Plan’ and has undertaken measures such as:
Read the full Air Quality Action Plan.
The council produces annual Air Quality Progress Reports which are available for download:
You can also get detailed statistics and data on air quality in Westminster, including forecasts, from London Air and also from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
If you have a health condition which is affected by air pollution levels, you can register for free air quality alerts from airTEXT.
Leaving a vehicle engine running when parked causes unnecessary air pollution. The City of Westminster is an Air Quality Management Area, so we need to reduce emissions.
We are looking for volunteers for our engine idling campaign which restarts in January 2017.
Trained volunteers will chat with drivers, asking them to switch off their vehicles when parked.
Register your interest by emailing email@example.com.
Westminster City Council has launched a new air quality task group and is calling for evidence to help build on its efforts to tackle harmful air pollution in central London.
Councillors from the Environment, Health and Children’s Scrutiny Committees have formed the task group and, with input from experts, will focus on three main areas:
This task group has now concluded its work and its final report can be found below. We're also publishing the evidence review which was commissioned by the task group which has informed our work. The task group thanks everyone who submitted evidence.
The Cabinet Members, responsible will now take these recommendations and use them to further develop the council’s work in this area. We are hopeful that this report can form part of the evidence base for our new statutory Air Quality Action Plan due in 2018.
Cllr Heather Acton and Cllr Ian Adams have submitted a response to the Mayor's proposals for a new Emissions Surcharge and Ultra Low Emission Zone.