Give your car the day off on Clean Air Day

Submitted by 12080 on Thu, 13/06/2019 - 15:51

Instead of driving to work or on the school run next Thursday (20 June), people are urged to leave the car at home and travel a different way.

Clean Air Day is an annual national event held to raise awareness about pollution and the things we can all do to reduce it.

And people in the North East are invited to get involved and play their part by making small changes to their daily routine.

Next stage of works for Killingworth Road

Submitted by 12080 on Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:48

Haddricks Mill double roundabout in South Gosforth is due for major repair works to improve reliability and ensure it continues to meet the city’s needs for years to come.  This will be carried out as part of a £4m package of improvements this summer.

Before the main programme of work can begin, a 12-week programme to refurbish and waterproof the bridge the junction sits on is taking place as part of the Killingworth Road maintenance package from this week (28 May).

Record number of consultation responses on air quality

Submitted by 12080 on Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:21

It’s a record number in terms of consultations held by councils in the area as well as being one of the largest clean air consultation response rates in the country.

By comparison just over 18,000 people responded to the consultation on London’s recently introduced Ultra Low Emission Zone, Birmingham’s clean air zone consultation attracted just over 10,000 responses and in Leeds just under 9,000 people took part in the city’s clean air consultation.

Final call for responses to the air quality consultation

Submitted by 12080 on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:44

More than 11,000 people have already responded to the air quality consultation and anyone who hasn’t taken part yet only has until this Friday (17 May) to do so.

People are being urged to give their views on three important issues, which may affect the journeys they make, particularly if they drive an older vehicle and if they travel into Newcastle City Centre.

The three main issues covered by the consultation are:

Final week of air quality consultation

Submitted by 12080 on Mon, 13/05/2019 - 15:41

Thousands of people have already taken part in the air quality consultation, which is being led by Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils.

Poor air quality is known to be a huge risk to public health, with children, older people and those with existing conditions such as asthma, more likely to suffer.