Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Green MEP Keith Taylor hosts meeting on Canterbury air pollution action


Green Party MEP for the South East, Keith Taylor, was again in Canterbury on 21st September, hosting a meeting about air pollution in the city. Keith has done a lot of work on air quality and earlier this year visited academics at the University of Brighton’s groundbreaking air quality monitoring station to launch his “Polluted Cities” report. 

The meeting gave Keith the opportunity to get an update on Canterbury's air pollution problem, concerns with regard to the new Local Plan, air pollution projects, as well as the legal challenge launched by Emily Shirley. You can help with the crowdfunding for this challenge by going to https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/canterburyairpollution/

Keith brought together a number of groupings working on air quality in the city, including Green Party representatives, and helped them to coordinate their activities. All are pressuring the Council to set up a Sustainable Transport Forum to initiate action on reducing car use and improving air quality.