Tag Archives: Air pollution

Asthma’s postcode lottery: ‘We all have a right to breathe’

Croydon is the worst place in London to have asthma, analysis from charity Asthma UK has shown. Yet Bromley, the borough next door to Croydon, is rated as the best place in the capital for asthmatics. The charity’s findings are … Continue reading

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Verity gets council to face up to the truth on air pollution

Air pollution that is suffered by pedestrians across south London, including Croydon and Sutton, has been well above legal levels for several years. But now one environmental activist in Wallington is doing something about it, at least to draw the … Continue reading

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Car pollution near schools big worry for children, survey finds

Almost two-thirds of London schoolchildren are worried about air pollution near their school – an increase of 11 per cent since a similar survey was conducted in 2018. A YouGov poll, commissioned by the walking and cycling charity, Sustrans, surveyed … Continue reading

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London’s toxic air is ‘a public health emergency’ says charity

The health of Croydon residents is are among the worst affected by pollution, according to research conducted for City Hall, with BAME communities and the elderly particularly at risk Toxic air quality in Croydon increases the risk of death in … Continue reading

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Air Quality Walk by London Sustainability Exchange, Jun 19

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Councillors’ air pollution event fails to mention incinerator

Three Croydon councillors want to stage a talking shop about how to deal with air pollution – just days after the council-commissioned Beddington incinerator begins to pump out pollutants over south London. Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports In the … Continue reading

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Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 2: London’s greenest borough

Perhaps it is forgotten in the mists of Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman’s failing memory, but four years ago he was preparing a manifesto ahead of the 2014 Town Hall elections which included a number of pledges on the state … Continue reading

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Something stinks about council’s latest air quality plans

JEREMY CLACKSON, our motoring correspondent, reports on the inherent contradiction of the borough’s drive for growth (in cars, naturally) Croydon Council has just announced a public consultation (another one), this time over the borough’s rapidly worsening air quality. They are … Continue reading

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Fight back against pollution with your own air monitor

How polluted is the air that you and your family breathe? Air pollution is the biggest cause of early deaths in Britain, after smoking. It’s an invisible killer, so you aren’t even aware that you’re breathing it in. Croydon, with … Continue reading

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Planners should be ashamed over Purley Way’s air pollution

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our coverage of the planning permission granted to a Harris Federation primary school beside the A23 Purley Way has drawn widespread condemnation from readers. Here, CONNIE MINTON vents her feelings about the long-term health dangers of air pollution … Continue reading

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Campaign asks residents to lobby Boris against the burn

Local Green issues campaigner Gordon Ross is appealing to residents to write to Boris Johnson and to Sutton Council to express their opposition to the proposed South London Waste Incinerator. In a letter circulating the borough, Ross writes, “I’m contacting … Continue reading

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