Wednesday 9 May 2018

Brent looking for Air Quality Champions. Interested?

The recent hot weather, despite welcome sunshine after many grey days, brought along its own problem - air pollution. LINK

It seems a good time to pass on this invitation from Brent Council:

Could you be Brent's next Air Quality Champion?

Brent Council is looking for volunteers to take part in its Community Air Quality Champions Programme.

The programme aims to raise awareness of local air quality initiatives and the steps people can take to help improve local air quality.

Champions will help members of their local community to engage with local air quality initiatives, and take part in major air quality events in the borough. This includes Clean Air Day in June and sustainable travel options throughout the borough such as car clubs, cycling, and electric vehicle charging points.

Chris Whyte, Operational Director of Environmental Monitoring Team said:
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is passionate about air quality in their area. We know that people want to get involved but may not be sure how to get started, so we're here to support and guide them. This is the next step in our close work with local residents and air quality groups, helping to make Brent a great place to live and work.
Anyone living in the borough with an interest in improving the local community can join, and give as much or as little time as they wish.

Training will be provided to Air Quality Champions by the council's Environmental Monitoring Team on local air quality issues and useful information for volunteers.

To become an Air Quality Champion email us at  or fill in the attached registration form.

We are all in this together and can only stop air pollution together…

Seymour Zajota
Air Quality Projects Officer
Environmental Monitoring Team
Regeneration and Environment Services
Brent Council

020 8937 3027


Anonymous said...

Sounds like they're outsourcing jobs by getting the public to volunteer, again. Wouldn't it be great if those who were paid actually did their jobs and did them well?

Pete Firmin said...

"More sustainable options" don't seem to include public transport according to Brent. And theor air quality monitors are in strange places. Not a single one anywhere near the Kilburn High Road/Edgward Road, one of the most polluted roads in London.