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Let Fenland District Council know about high pollution areas near you

Residents can have their say on the testing of air quality by suggesting areas where levels should be monitored.

Fenland District Council carries out testing to make sure air continues to remain compliant with national air quality objectives.

Now, residents are being invited to suggest sites where they feel regular exposure to traffic pollution, to ensure that issues can be highlighted and tackled.

Improvements are being made to the A47 in Guyhirn to improve traffic flow. Picture: Google Maps
Improvements are being made to the A47 in Guyhirn to improve traffic flow. Picture: Google Maps

Cllr Sue Wallwork, portfolio holder for environmental health, said: “Ensuring the cleanliness of the air we breathe in Fenland is a huge priority for the council.

“We’re delighted that most recent analysis shows air quality remains compliant with national air quality objectives and obviously the ambition is for continuous improvement.

“We select testing sites to ensure close scrutiny of potential problem areas and we’re asking for the public to use their local knowledge to give us additional information to help us choose the monitoring sites for the coming year.”

The council monitors 41 locations with Nitrogen Dioxide diffusion tubes.

Fenland District Council say they continue to work closely with consultees for permit and planning applications of air quality significance for developments including road improvements and housing developments.

Current programmes that the council are running alongside other organisations include the multimillion-pound road change layout in March. Its overall aim is to reduce traffic pollution and improve traffic flow.

A total of 4,000 trees have also been planted thanks to funding secured by Fenland District Council from the Forestry Commission’s Local Authorities Treescapes Fund.

The council say they are also working with the highways authority to improve the flow of traffic on the A47, and improvements at the Guyhirn junction.

To suggest an area for air monitoring, please provide the nearest address, coordinates, ‘what three words’ location or a description with a nearby landmark via email on envhealth@fenland.gov.uk or call 01354 654321 9am-4pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am-noon (Saturday).

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