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Community air quality monitoring suggestions

There are a few ways we can monitor air quality. We have a number of highly accurate automatic monitoring stations, as well as an extensive network of diffusion tubes around Westminster. Our monitoring network helps shape our policies and interventions to reduce pollution in Westminster. It also helps our communities understand what pollution is like where they live or work. They can then be empowered to make changes to help reduce their own emissions or reduce their exposure to pollution.  

You can find out more about our long-term monitoring data by viewing our most recent Annual Status Report. You can also find out where we currently have monitors by visiting Westminster’s page on the LondonAir website, and on the Breathe London website. 

We’re currently putting together a brand-new interactive data platform that will show the types, locations and results of air quality monitoring in Westminster. There will be more details on this soon.

Suggest a monitoring location

As part of our commitment to a Fairer Westminster, we want your suggestions for new air quality monitoring locations across the city.  

Fill out the form below, and we will consider your proposed location for air quality monitoring. We’ll get in touch with you with information about the kind of monitoring we think would be most appropriate for you and your location, and how we will take your proposals on board. We’ll also send you details about the different funding avenues open to you and how we as a council can support you if you want to take this further and undertake your own air quality monitoring.

Suggest a monitoring location

Some things to think about before you fill in our webform

  • Do you know what air pollution is already like in your area?

Our new Environmental Justice Measure map includes a combined air pollution index for all wards across the city. 

  • Do we already monitor air pollution near your chosen location?

Check out our latest Annual Status Report to see where we’re already monitoring pollution near you, and also have a look at the Breathe London website for where we may have other real time sensors in your area. 

  • What are the specific issues you want any monitoring to show?

This will impact on the location you’re suggesting. Will the monitor help us address issues from rush hour traffic, or is it intended to keep track of background pollution levels. Please don’t propose locations to monitor dust from construction sites, as we already do this through the formal planning process. 

  • How will a monitor help us and you make changes?

We’d love to hear about how you might use the data from any new monitoring location, from sharing the results in your local community through to it helping you feel empowered to change behaviour.  

Give us your air quality monitoring suggestions

Which of these best describes you or who you're making your submission on behalf of
Please be as specific as possible in terms of the location.
If we aren’t able to fund a monitor at your location, would you like us to send you information about other funding avenues for air quality monitoring and how the council could support you in this process?

Please note that while we will consider all proposed locations for new air quality monitoring, it may not be appropriate for the council to move ahead with your suggestions.

If you have provided your email address, we may use this to get in contact with you for more details about your proposed location.

Submitting this form does not guarantee any funding or monitoring equipment will be made available to you from Westminster City Council. If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected] 

Read our data protection notice to learn about how the council complies with data protection laws when processing your data.