Action About Air Quality In The City

The Canterbury Society is very concerned about the poor quality of the air in our city.  We supported Cllr Alan Baldock’s proposal for a car free day and the Canterbury Area Member Panel in its request for a council-led Working Group about reducing car use.  We were grateful to Cllr Ben Fitter for his prompt action with regard to coaches keeping their engines running continuously while in the Coach Park.  We are supporting Professor Stephen Peckham’s initiative to get volunteers to monitor air quality in the city.

The Canterbury Society is planning an initiative focused on the level crossings.  The aim is to get volunteers to ask drivers of cars waiting at the crossings to turn off their engines.  Nick Blake has taken the lead in suggesting this and we would be interested to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer.  It would just be a matter of spending an hour or so handing out leaflets to drivers when the level crossing gates are down.  If you would like to help please contact: or

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