Wokingham Borough Council receives extra funding for air quality

Wokingham Borough Council has received an additional £259,000 from the government to improve the air quality in the area.

The money is from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)and the council will work alongside the Public Protection Partnership (PPP), to reach its aim of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030.

The council, which has declared a climate emergency, is planning to fund anti-idling projects and focus on reducing air pollution around schools in Wokingham.

Clare Lawrence, assistant director for place at Wokingham Borough Council, said: “We are thrilled to be working with our neighbouring authorities through PPP to improve air quality in the local area.

“We are committed to promoting a clean and healthy borough and we welcome help and guidance from the PPP to enable this. We can all play our part in improving the air quality across our borough. Small changes like turning off your engine while sitting at traffic lights can have a big impact that will positively affect for all of us.”

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