Havering signs up to become ‘Cleaner Air Borough’

Havering Town Hall-

Havering Town Hall- - Credit: Archant

Havering is set to become a “Cleaner Air Borough”.

Councillors agreed to sign Havering up to the policy at the cabinet meeting in Havering Town Hall in Main Road, Romford on Wednesday April 17.

As well as environmental benefits, it means that the council can bid for up to £400,000 of funding from TFL to improve air quality in the borough.

The council has been monitoring air quality in Havering and claim that it has improved over the years.

There has been a reduction of 18 per cent of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in Romford over the past five years.

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NO2 is produced by vehicles and industry as well as from gas heaters in the home.

At the same time, Particulate Matter 10 microns (PM10), which is particles from diesel trucks and power plants have reduced by 11.5 per cent at the Romford air quality monitoring site.

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