What's the situation in Wandsworth? What action is being taken?
From the problem on Putney High Street, to the levels recently highlighted both in Battersea and Tooting, air pollution is an issue that knows no borough boundaries and its impacts are being felt by residents from across the borough.
With the assistance of civic society groups, the Wandsworth Environment Forum is holding this public meeting to raise awareness of this issue and enable discussion of ways in which we can tackle the problem. The meeting is at the town hall.
Each of the speakers will have 10-15min slot, followed by 30 minute Q&A.
Overview of London situation Simon Birkett – Clean Air in London
Wandsworth Citizen Science data Samantha Heath - London Sustainability Exchange
Update from Wandsworth Council Environmental Services and their activities Gavin Stedman
The way forward, what actions are the council looking into - Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Jonathan Cook
Houda Al-Sharifi, WBC's Director of Public Health will also be attending.
Simon Birkett is the founder and director of Clean Air in London. He was recognised last year by the Evening Standard as one of London's top 1000 most influential people. Find out more online or search for Clean Air in London.
Samantha Heath as well as being an active member of the Battersea Society, is the Chief Executive of the London Sustainability Exchange. As a charity they work in partnership with business, government and the voluntary sector to, reduce London's environmental footprint, improve the lives of London's disadvantaged communities, improve the health of Londoners and improve the knowledge and skills of our communities to achieve these goals. Find out more online or search for London Sustainability Exchange.
Gavin Stedman is the Area Manager for the Environment, working for the Environmental Services department at Wandsworth Council.
Cllr Jonathan Cook is Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member (Community Services).
March 5, 2015