Lambeth Clean Air Week 2018

5 March 2018

Written by: Lambeth Council Sustainability Team

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Following on from the success of last year, we are celebrating Lambeth Clean Air Week 2018 week commencing 18 June 2018.  There will be a number of events across the borough to raise awareness about air pollution and to discuss how we can work together to improve air quality.

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Following on the success of Lambeth Clean Air Week 2017 we are organising more events this year to raise awareness and engage with our citizens.

What events will be taking place?

Monday 18 June

Following on from the success last year, we will be visiting 12 schools to deliver a targeted education and awareness campaign to help children and parents understand how they can improve air quality and limit personal exposure to air pollution.

Wednesday 20 June

We will hold our annual resident engagement event on Wednesday 6pm to 8pm where council officers will be available to answer questions regarding air pollution in Lambeth and what we are doing to tackle this problem. The meeting will take place in the Town Hall Room G-15.

Annual air quality resident session event listing – 20 June. 

Thursday 21 June

Thursday 21 June is Clean Air Day and we are organising a large anti-idling event to encourage drivers to switch off their engines when stationary, as part of our Idling Action project funded through the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund in partnership with 15 other London boroughs.

From 9:30am – 12pm there will be an energy help desk in the Civic Centre Customer area. The energy desk is an opportunity for residents to receive one-to-one expert advice on reducing energy costs at home and staying warmer during the winter for less.  Jack from Repowering London will be on hand to provide impartial advice on finding a more affordable energy tariff, and can talk to you about the things you can do around the home to stay warm and well.  Please remember to bring your energy bills to help save time.

Saturday 23 June

The Sustainability team will be taking part in the Windrush Square celebration to commemorate the people of the Windrush, their children and grandchildren that have played a vital role in shaping our unique Brixton culture. We will be comparing air quality in 1948 with air quality today with our hand held air quality monitors.

What can you do to help improve our air quality?

  • Walk or cycle more often
  • Cut down on journeys by car
  • Turn car engines off when stationary
  • Have your online shopping sent to a collection facility to reduce delivery journeys. Visit to find your nearest
  • Shop local to reduce travel time

Are you doing anything else for Lambeth Clean Air Week?

We have lots of other ideas for things to do. As we arrange other events we will add them to this website. Alternatively if you have an idea for Lambeth Clean Air Week or have already arranged your own activity as part of Lambeth Clean Air Week please email to let us know.

You can also support us by tweeting @Lambeth_Council

The Government have recently launched their clean air strategy consultation. This document sets out the governments plan to reduce air pollution and make our air healthier to breath. Don’t forget to have your say. The consultation closes 14 August 2018.

For more information

For details of Prof. Kumar’s workshop, see Waterloo Festival’s information pages.

If you would like to volunteer to take part in our anti-idling project please visit Idling Action’s news and information pages

if you have an idea for Lambeth Clean Air Week or have already arranged your own activity as part of Lambeth Clean Air Week please email  to let us know.