1 in 4 pupils attend school in areas over air pollution limits. For more than a decade the UK Government has broken the rules on acceptable levels of air pollution, costing the NHS billions in treatment and harming the most vulnerable in our society.
Liberal Democrats would create a £20 billion Clean Air Fund to help to introduce safe walking and cycling routes to schools and invest in pollution-free public transport. Back our national campaign today.
Locally, we are scrutinising the BCP Council Climate Plan.
Whilst some progress has been made in several areas, there are few tangible targets in relation to areas such as tree planting, EV Charging and the number of homes that will be retrofitted so we will be calling for much more detail to be provided alongside improved reporting to the public.