Residents and businesses in South Essex are being offered a breath of fresh air thanks to a new campaign to improve air quality in the region.
Basildon Borough Council, Essex County Council and Rochford District Council have teamed up to launch the clean air campaign to coincide with national Clean Air Day on Thursday, 21 June.
The councils are calling on residents and businesses to make small day-to-day changes to help make a big impact on air quality in South Essex.
Officers will be manning stalls at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon on Thursday, 21 June to help provide quick and easy tips on how everyone can help to improve air quality in their local area.
Simple lifestyle changes include:
As well as simple lifestyle changes, the public are also being encouraged to help shape future efforts to tackle air pollution by filling out a short online survey. The survey runs from Thursday, 21 June until Friday, 20 July. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 0345 743 0430 to fill out the survey over the phone.
The website – which launches on Thursday, 21 June – also has a whole host of useful links for those who want to leave the car at home and walk, cycle or use the bus and train more often.