How bad is air pollution in Portsmouth? Clean Air Day talk and competition

Staff are asked to attend a presentation detailing which parts of Portsmouth are facing a serious problem with air quality – including areas around University buildings.

The talk by Portsmouth City Council transport planners Hayley Chivers and Kirsty Routledge will detail which city locations are exceeding government guidelines, the negative impact on people’s health, and what measures are being looked at to improve air quality to avoid having to introduce a clean air zone charge in the city.   

The talk was arranged following a request from staff during the recent car parking consultation. It will take place ahead of national Clean Air Day (20 June) when workers and residents will be encouraged to walk, cycle, use public transport, Park & Ride or car share.

The talk will include a 30-minute presentation before opening the floor to questions. Teas, coffees and biscuits will be provided.

Win a makeover for your bicycle worth up to £150

As part of Clean Air Day, the City Council is running a competition open to University staff and students to have an old bike back in working order in no time.

If you can write (in less than 150 words) your bike’s sad story you could win a full service and any replacement parts to get you back on the road (up to a total of £150). To enter visit http://bit.ly/2JLbqHa. Competition closing date 14 June.

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  1. This looks a like a great event. I’d love to come but unfortunately I can’t make it. Is there any chance this could be repeated or recorded and shared?

    • Hi Claudia, we may be able to share the PowerPoint slides and can also provide links to the council website for more information.

  2. I would encourage people to find out more about the air quality in Portsmouth and the figures that have been highlighted recently (see the web page where some figures and timeline of local and national air quality figures and laws are collated from across quite a few years) #LETPOMPEYBREATHE are a group that raise awareness about the rise in air pollution in Portsmouth. They are constantly lobbying for a long awaited (long overdue and promised) air quality action plan from Portsmouth City Council. There is also a facebook group. Obviously I know that this 1/2 hour session s probably dedicated primarily re the car parking at the University but everyone in and out of Portsmouth may find the information very useful and informative re the wider issues of the poor air quality we have in Portsmouth.

  3. For a recent and up to date log of air quality monitoring in the area check out – https://greenpompey.org.uk/let-pompey-breathe/.
    Sorry I didn’t realise I had not put the relevant URL in the previous message.

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