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A breath of fresh air anti-idling campaign

A breath of fresh air anti-idling campaign. Please find information attached on an important air quality initiative that Cheshire West and Chester are launching on World Environment Day, 5th June 2019.

The new A Breath of Fresh Air campaign is focusing on the effects idling engines have on our environment - we’re asking all drivers to switch off their engine if their vehicle is stationary and parked to avoid contributing to unnecessary emissions.

Vehicle emissions are the most significant source of air pollution in the borough and something we can all help to reduce to improve the environment.

The Council has the power to issue Fixed Penalty Notices to drivers who do not switch off their idling engine when asked to do so by an authorised officer. Further details can be found within the letter attached. The purpose of the legislation and enforcement is to raise awareness of the issue and to encourage people to switch their engine off routinely when they are stationary.

We are writing to a wide range of organisations and individuals to raise awareness of this issue before we begin an enforcement campaign.

Please could I ask you to ensure that this important message is communicated to all and help us to improve air quality in the borough.

You can find out more about air quality levels in West Cheshire and what we’re doing to improve them by visiting the Low Emission Strategy pages on the Council website

Many thanks for your support,

Andy Challinor BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEH

Business Manager (Assessment)

Regulatory Services

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Date: 07 June 2019

Anti idling Schools Letter.pdf (PDF 310.1KB)