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.
  • Held a meeting on 11 October including an official launch of the group and electing a steering group.
  • 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 a variety of Governmental and Mayoral consultations on air quality, transport and the environment.
  • 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 further public meetings with representatives of the Council and interested bodies – more to be announced.

If you would like to support CAfB with a donation towards costs of meetings and publicity we would be most grateful as we have not to date made any funding applications and are so far reliant on members financial support. If you would like to do so – we suggest £50 for organisations who would like to join us, and £10 for individuals – please email cafbrent@gmail.com

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