Monday, 21 August 2017

New plan to tackle pollution

AIR quality and bus services in Henley are set to be addressed in South Oxfordshire District

AIR quality and bus services in Henley are set to be addressed in South Oxfordshire District Council’s new corporate plan.

The plan pledges to tackle air quality problems across the district, including Henley, where levels of nitrogen dioxide are well above the national target.

The council will also work with bus operators to help provide routes in rural areas, which are at risk following budget cuts by Oxfordshire County Council.

Councillor Will Hall, who represents Sonning Common but lives in Henley, said: “The plan was unanimously supported and we are doing what no other district council is doing by supporting buses.

“I’m especially pleased with the air quality plans. I was born and brought up in New Street, which is one of the worst places for air quality. It is a clear statement that we will work with the county council and other agencies to get it sorted.”



The plan has also introduced individual councillor budgets, which can be used to help local organisations and schemes.



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