Following yesterday’s meeting at Abasto to hear the latest about the retail offerings at the Paddington Cube, we would like a few minutes of your time to help us bid for a free air quality monitor on the Hyde Park Estate.
It would be really useful to know more about the levels of pollutants in the air we breathe locally. If they are at harmful levels, we need to know. Broadly, inner urban areas are at risk. There is much debate about how to improve air quality but clearly high quality, highly local data is essential in any event.
There are 20 monitors valued at £2,500 available as part of an Imperial College London study funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. One of these monitors from an earlier phase of the Imperial project is already due to be situated in our area around Connaught and Kendal Streets. Edgware Road is already monitored.
We would like your views on where the next one should go, if we are successful in our application. Take a look at this guide to where the monitors are most useful https://www.breathelondon.org/location-installation and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts, whether you are an HPEA member and your address.
There is also an opportunity to have your say on the future of Edgware Road, Praed Street, Sussex Place and Connaught Street, in WCC’s consultation on high streets.