Tag Archives: air quality

Ignore ULEZ scare stories – it will reduce traffic and save lives

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Some 80% of vehicles in Croydon are compliant with requirements of the Ultra Low Emission Zone and so will not incur charges. If we want to improve London’s toxic air quality, doing nothing is not an option, says … Continue reading

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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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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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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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