Campaign to improve air quality on local roads is backed by Lichfield District Council

A campaign to improve air quality on local roads has been backed by Lichfield District Council.

Cllr Colin Greatorex presenting an ECO Stars certificate to a representative from Sainsbury’s

Cllr Colin Greatorex presenting an ECO Stars certificate to a representative from Sainsbury’s

Eight local authorities in Staffordshire have launched an ECO Stars scheme which encourages operators of HGVs, vans, buses and coaches to run their fleets more efficiently.

Each one is awarded a star rating and given recommendations to cut emissions and reduce operating costs.

Councillor Colin Greatorex, Cabinet Member for Housing & Health at Lichfield District Council, said: “We’re delighted to join the ECO Stars initiative and will be encouraging local fleet operators to take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference to their local environment and save money.”

For more information on the scheme email pollution@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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1 Comment

  1. BSARA

    10th March, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    BSARA fully support any measures that will improve the quality of the air that we breathe and getting transport operators to cut emissions is commendable. It would be even better if our councils would support a “20 is Plenty” campaign across urban areas and encourage drivers to reduce their maximum speed to 20 MPH.
    This measure would not only improve air quality but also the safety of other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians, thus promoting even more health benefits.

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