It’s time to take action to improve the quality of our air
Air pollution is a big problem across Bradford District. One in twenty deaths is linked to the poor quality of our air.
The World Health Organisation links air pollution to a host of medical conditions from: heart attacks, strokes, asthma and underdeveloped lungs in children. It has also been linked to Alzhiemer’s Disease. It affects all of us.
However, not enough is being done to tackle this problem. Our elected officials are in denial about the air pollution crisis.
Over the last few years, Bradford District councillors have continued to vote for schemes that will make air quality in our district worse.
From the Aire Valley Incinerator, to new road building plans, to supporting the expansion of Leeds-Bradford Airport.
All of these schemes will have a negative impact on the health of people across our district.
Will you sign our petition calling for Bradford Council to introduce our four point plan to #LetBradfordBreathe?
Our Four Point Plan for cleaning up Bradford's polluted Air.
1) Ensure all buses and taxis meet low emission standards.
2) Reduce congestion on our busy main roads
3) Make walking and cycling easier and safer across Bradford District
4) Ensure that Bradford Council deliver A "Clean Air Zone" to restrict the most polluting vehicles
Bradford Green Party Councillor Hawarun Hussain has spoken out against the government proposal to tackle air pollution by removing speed bumps. The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove has issued guidelines to local councils as part of an overall strategy to tackle the dangerous levels of air […]
Update: 9th February 2017 Today, Labour, Tory and Lib Dem Councillors voted to APPROVE the incinerator at Keighley. Green Party spokesman Matt Edwards said: “This is bad news for the people living in the Aire Valley. There is already a crisis in air quality across […]
The Bradford District Green Party has added its voice to the criticism of new plans to construct a new link road to Leeds Bradford Airport. The link road running from the A65 in Rawdon to the airport will cut right through unspoilt greenbelt land and […]