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Council announces record breaking investment in improving Air Quality across Sheffield and Rotherham


Friday 23 March 2018 Sheffield and Rotherham Councils are today announcing record new levels of investment in tackling air pollution. £2m will be invested from the “Early Measure Fund”. The successful bid will start to fund a package of ‘Early Measures’ to meet the ambitious standards set out in Sheffield’s Air Quality Strategy. Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Transport ...

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State of the art hydrogen vans give Sheffield drive to improve air quality

Jack Scott tries out one of the new hydrogen vehicles

Tuesday 19 December Move over van diesel, Sheffield is leading the drive to improve the city’s air quality with five new state-of-the-art hydrogen powered vehicles. The Christmas delivery means that Sheffield has the largest fleet of the environmentally-friendly vehicles other than Transport For London, with the promise of more to come. The five vans follow hot on the heels of ...

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Sheffield Council set out bold plans for cleaner air


6 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is launching a new strategy to combat dangerous air. The Council says it has no intention whatsoever to charge private car-users but will consider charging the largest and most polluting vehicles, such as buses, coaches, and lorries, as part of a study looking at options to bring down emissions in the city. Sheffield is one ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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Still time to have your say on idling consultation


30 August 2017 There is still time to join more than a thousand Sheffield people who have had their say on whether idling fines should be introduced for parents who leave their cars running outside schools. Sheffield City Council has had nearly 1,100 responses to its consultation into introducing idling fines, which closes at the end of August. The survey only ...

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Sheffield City Council reacts angrily to Government’s air quality announcement

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26 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has today reacted angrily to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, calling it “woefully inadequate.” The authority has said it is questionable whether the strategy announced today meets the Government’s legal duties, and contains a lack of real action in tackling this huge problem. The Government revealed this morning that sales of all diesel and ...

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Sheffield set for environmental benefit from HSBC UK City Ride

HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle

13 July 2017 Press release from British Cycling Ahead of this weekend’s HSBC UK City Ride in Sheffield, research has shown clear evidence of the benefits that increased levels of cycling can bring to a city. Research carried out by Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory project has revealed that, when city centre roads were closed to traffic during the city’s HSBC ...

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UK’s first air quality garden established at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Children in Sheffield help to create the UK's first air quality garden

Monday 13 June 2016 The UK’s first air quality garden, containing plant species that are sensitive to ozone pollution, was planted in a dedicated area at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens today, with help from 21 Sheffield children. The project – a pilot in Sheffield – is in collaboration with the universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds and is funded by ...

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Air Quality – What you do makes a difference


Tuesday 29 March 2016 People across Sheffield are being encouraged to make small changes to make a big difference to the air we breathe. Did you know that walking or cycling once a week instead of driving could cut air pollution by up to 20 percent, you can’t always see or smell harmful vehicle emissions, and pollution levels are higher ...

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Make sure tyres are Air Aware

Friday 6 February 2015 Motorists are being encouraged to regularly check the pressure of their tyres as part of Sheffield City Council’s new “Air Aware Sheffield” campaign. Under-inflated tyres increase fuel consumption, putting increased pressure not just on drivers’ wallets, but on the environment. Checking the air pressure in tyres only takes a matter of minutes, but if each and ...

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Are you air aware?

Cllr Jack Scott and Cllr Isobel Bowler get on their bikes

A new campaign has been launched in Sheffield this week to raise awareness about air pollution. The “Air Aware in Sheffield” campaign aims to inform members of the public about the different types of air pollution and the health risks associated with them, as well as giving people information on what they can do to help reduce air pollution in ...

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