Get involved in helping to improve air quality

Air quality is one of the biggest issues we face. It has huge impacts on our health and we need to take action to tackle it. We also know that we, the council, can’t solve this on our own. We are committed to improving air quality across the borough by working together with residents, communities, businesses and partners to find solutions and ideas that will improve all our lives.

Over the next few months we will be gathering ideas and thoughts from everyone who lives, works, studies and visits the borough.

Citizens' assembly
One of the first things we have done is hold a Citizens’ Assembly on clean air over a period of four days on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November and Saturday 30 and Sunday 1 December.

A citizens' assembly is a group of people who are randomly invited to come together to discuss an issue or issues, and reach a conclusion about what they think should happen. The issue discussed was: How do we collectively improve air quality in the borough?

For more information and FAQs, visit our website. You can also watch all the evidence given from both weekends.


Update
The preliminary report from the citizens' assembly was presented at Full Council on the 17th December. The report, consisting of the recommendations arising from the Citizens' Assembly was presented to Full Council by two assembly members.


The council asked the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee to discuss the report and the recommendations in detail on the 11th February 2020.

CItizens' assembly members have been invited back to the Guildhall to talk through the council's initial thoughts about their recommendations with the Council officers who will develop Kingston's air quality action plan next year.

Air quality is one of the biggest issues we face. It has huge impacts on our health and we need to take action to tackle it. We also know that we, the council, can’t solve this on our own. We are committed to improving air quality across the borough by working together with residents, communities, businesses and partners to find solutions and ideas that will improve all our lives.

Over the next few months we will be gathering ideas and thoughts from everyone who lives, works, studies and visits the borough.

Citizens' assembly
One of the first things we have done is hold a Citizens’ Assembly on clean air over a period of four days on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November and Saturday 30 and Sunday 1 December.

A citizens' assembly is a group of people who are randomly invited to come together to discuss an issue or issues, and reach a conclusion about what they think should happen. The issue discussed was: How do we collectively improve air quality in the borough?

For more information and FAQs, visit our website. You can also watch all the evidence given from both weekends.


Update
The preliminary report from the citizens' assembly was presented at Full Council on the 17th December. The report, consisting of the recommendations arising from the Citizens' Assembly was presented to Full Council by two assembly members.


The council asked the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee to discuss the report and the recommendations in detail on the 11th February 2020.

CItizens' assembly members have been invited back to the Guildhall to talk through the council's initial thoughts about their recommendations with the Council officers who will develop Kingston's air quality action plan next year.