Surrey Heath sits to the west of Surrey straddling the M3 motorway, which is the Borough's biggest polluter. The motorway and congested feeder roads that run through settlements such as Camberley, Bagshot and Windlesham are the most obvious sources of pollution with peak time congestion causing vehicle engines to run inefficiently.
Throughout the Borough the council monitors the air for common traffic related pollutants to ensure areas continue to be compliant with national standards. Currently a working group including representatives from Highway England; Surrey and Hampshire County Councils; and neighbouring Borough and District Councils are exploring ways in which air quality can be improved adjacent to the A331. This will report at the end of this year.
Clean Air Day Campaign
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. Clean air day took place in June this year but it is not just for one day of the year - it is an ongoing campaign.
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Find out more about the sources of air pollution, how to avoid it, and the effects of air pollution on your health - and that of children.