Air pollution project: We need your help

Turn off those engines: save money and keep healthy.”

This is the headline for a Canterbury Society initiative which aims to get people to turn off their car engines whilst waiting at the St Dunstan’s level crossing. The air quality in our city is very poor and this is one thing we can do to improve it.

However, we need your help to hand out leaflets to draw attention to the problem. The aim will be to work in small teams, to talk to people in vehicles waiting at the crossing and give them the great colour leaflet which we have had printed.

It would be really appreciated if you could spare one or more sessions of up to two hours, to hand out leaflets on one or more of the dates below:

  • Monday 11 September 9am – 11am 4pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday 13 September 9am – 11am 4pm – 6pm
  • Saturday 16 September 4pm – 6pm
  • Saturday 30 September 4pm – 6pm

We will begin by meeting at the Refectory Café in St Dunstan’s Street for coffee/tea and a briefing. Then we will go on to hand out leaflets each time the gates are down and cars are halted. Apart from the positive effect on air quality at the time, this will also draw attention to the wider issue of air pollution and traffic congestion in the city.

If you can help, please email Nick Blake at: or call him on Canterbury 763835. Let him know which sessions you can make. Many thanks. We look forward to seeing you in St Dunstan’s Street.

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