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Next Meeting

7-9pm on Wednesday 11th October  Willesden Green Library, 95 High Rd, London NW10 2SF

We will be discussing next steps and action-planning for Clean Air for Brent, and have an update from Brent Council on the consultation on their new Air Quality Action Plan. We’ll have some interactive discussion stimulated by the questions from the last meeting and will appoint a steering committee. If you would like to attend the meeting please email us at cafbrent@gmail.com and pass word on about the meeting using this flyer.

What is Clean Air for Brent (CAfB)?

Clean Air for Brent is a new coalition of residents’ associations, community groups and individuals in Brent focused on raising awareness, changing behaviours and lobbying for better measures to tackle air pollution in order to improve public health outcomes. All concerned about these issues are invited to join CAfB (see below and on the contact page, or email us at cafbrent@gmail.com).

How did we come about?

Over the last 18 months various residents’ groups, transition towns and Brent Friends of the Earth had been undertaking separate air pollution monitoring in parts of the borough as part of a ‘citizen science’ project. When we met to compare results we realised we needed to act together. Thus we formed Clean Air for Brent (CAfB).

Supporting organisations include:

Transition Town Kensal to Kilburn (TTKK ); Queen’s Park Residents’ Association (QPARA); Transition Willesden (TW);  Aylestone Park Residents and Tenants Association(APRATA); Brent Eleven Streets (BEST); Kensal Rise Residents Association (KRRA); Kensal Triangle Residents Association (KTRA) and Brent Friends of the Earth. If your organisation would like to join forces with CAfB, or you would like to join us as an individual please email us via the contacts page.

What Clean Air for Brent has done so far:

  • Held a large public meeting on 6 July 2017 with prominent speakers see here.
  • Had a presence at the QPARA stand at Queens Park day where we met new members and discussed the issues.
  • Committed to focus on raising awareness of air pollution, influencing policy and supporting the Council’s anti-idling campaign
  • Adopted a provisional action plan
  • Written to the Prime Minister asking for Government policy changes
  • Responded to the Government’s recent air quality consultation and the transport and environment consultations.
  • Produced and agreed a constitution to be used as a basis for inviting wide participation.
  • Prepared information sheets, e.g about action you can take plus key facts and figures.
  • Held two planning meetings with representatives of the Council and interested bodies – more to be announced.
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