Home > News > Member News

Climate Change and Air Quality in Sandwell

Climate Change and poor air quality in Sandwell is a serious public health issue, so we’re gearing up to tackle air pollution in our area. Sandwell Council are carrying out an eight-week public consultation on climate change and air quality for Sandwell, and want as many local people as possible to have their say on how to help make Sandwell a carbon neutral place by 2041. This target has been agreed by the West Midlands Combined Authority, who have set out the evidence behind this decision in ‘Setting Climate Change Commitments for West Midlands Combined Authority Area’. The consultation on proposed Air Quality Strategy and Draft Climate Change Strategy will run for eight weeks from Monday 20 January to Sunday 15 March 2020. You can read about their  proposed plans and summary documents online. The 35 actions detailed in this consultation have been based on research undertaken by Ashden and Friends of the Earth to identify the most effective steps we can take.

How you can get involved

Sandwell be holding a range of open events around the borough for people to discuss Sandwell’s proposed Air Quality Action Plan and have their say on how emissions can be reduced in Sandwell. You can also share your views by filling out short online survey.

Where They will be and when

You can pop along to have a clean air conversation with Sandwell at one of their planned daytime or evening drop-in events. Monday 24 February from 8.45am- 9.20am at Mesty Croft Academy, WS10 0QY.  Tuesday 25 February from 5.30pm- 7.00pm at Park Hill Primary School, Coronation Road, WS10 0TJ. Tuesday 3 March from 5.00pm- 6.30pm at Brandhall Primary School. Monday 9 March at The Royal Society of Arts Academy. Tuesday 10 March from 9.30am- 11.00am at Sandwell Council House, B69 3DE Further events and more information can be found here

Related content