Colchester Conservatives are seeking an urgent review of the Borough’s air quality to meet our climate emergency obligations

At the meeting of Colchester Borough Council, 16th October 2019, Cllr Lewis Barber called for a commitment by the Liberal Democrat and Labour administration that runs the Council to increase the budget for air monitoring equipment. This would allow the council to conduct a borough-wide review of air quality and draw up an action plan with partner authorities and organisations to address some of our most polluted areas.

Conservative Deputy Group Leader, Cllr Lewis Barber (Lexden & Braiswick Ward) said: “I hope that the Lib-Dem and Labour Groups who control the Council have not just supported the CBC climate emergency merely for publicity headlines but rather to achieve real results at a local level. We need to improve our air quality. The Council may have failed to commit to increasing the budget to tackle air pollution, but the Conservative Group will keep fighting for a cleaner future for our Borough.”

Conservatives pledge to actually clean-up Colchester's air pollution, not just talk about like the other political parties